Marvel sets 'The Hulk' release date

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Marvel Comics' superheros will take a stab at rescuing the Hollywood box office with a string of live-action films in development.

Terrance Howard joins 'Iron Man' cast

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Actor Terrence Howard is slated to join Robert Downey Jr. in the upcoming Jon Favreau-directed film "Iron Man." Daily Variety reported that the movie is the first to come from a financing arrangement formed between Marvel Studios and Merrill Lynch.

Robert Downey Jr. to play Iron Man

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Actor Robert Downey Jr. has landed the lead role of Tony Stark in Marvel's first independently produced film, "Iron Man."

George Clooney in 'Leatherheads'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Actor/director George Clooney will direct and star in the new football film "Leatherheads" for Universal.

'Iron Man' director Favreau has new baby

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Film director Jon Favreau and his wife Joya Tillem have a new baby girl, Brighton Rose, born at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

'Iron Man' cartoon to premiere before film

SAN DIEGO, July 22 (UPI) -- Marvel's "Iron Man" cartoon will debut on TV next fall, months before the Jon Favreau-helmed film "Iron Man" is slated to premiere, Daily Variety reports.

Jon Favreau and wife expecting third child

LOS ANGELES, May 8 (UPI) -- One of Hollywood's busiest players, Jon Favreau, has taken time out from acting, writing and directing to expand his growing family.

Favreau is host of WGA West Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Jon Favreau will emcee the Writers Guild of America West Awards at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, it was announced Sunday.

Favreau on board for hot-rod flick

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Hot-rod enthusiast Jon Favreau is writing and directing an action film about the cars called "Johnny Zero," it was reported Friday.

People photo goof halts press run

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- People's proof of an alleged romance between Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston had one small problem -- Aniston wasn't the woman in the picture with Vaughn.

Favreau is ShowEast's director of the year

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Actor, screenwriter and director Jon Favreau has been chosen Director of the Year by the U.S. film industry group ShowEast, it was reported Sunday.

Feature: Video release fetes Scorsese

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Warner Home Video is set to release a DVD collection of five films by Oscar-nominated director Martin Scorsese -- including the 1990 crime drama "GoodFellas," ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 greatest American movies of all time.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Tim Robbins headed for 'Zathura'

LOS ANGELES, June 23 (UPI) -- Tim Robbins is reportedly in final talks to star in Columbia Pictures' adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg's books "Zathura.'

3rd season of 'Dinner for Five' under way

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- "Elf" director Jon Favreau says he got the idea for his TV chat show "Dinner for Five" when evaluating what he liked and disliked about doing publicity.

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TV viewers are in high cotton in November

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- In the feast or famine world of network TV programming, viewers are about to feast on four weeks' worth of the best that the entertainment divisions can come up
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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