Jon Favreau

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US president  Barack Obama addressing members of the public at Gollege Green, Dublin, during a ceremony as part of his visit to Ireland in May 2011. Photograph: Alan Betson

My family left Ireland for America seven generations ago. To the best of our knowledge, Patrick Keenan left Cork sometime in the 1770s. He was counted(...)

US president Donald Trump addresses journalists in the Rose Garden of the White House on Tuesday. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/EPA

In theory, US president Donald Trump summoned television cameras to the heat-baked Rose Garden early on Tuesday evening to announce new measures again(...)

Does your boss view you as part of the  office A-team? Photograph:  NBCU/Photo Bank

Where do you rank in the pecking order at work? Do you have a solid footing in the boss’s inner circle? Could you be in line for the boss’s job? Or ar(...)

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – the Millennium Falcon

A CREATIVE SHAKE-UP, LAST-MINUTE REWRITES AND A DIRECTOR NOT KNOWN FOR GREAT ENDINGS: JJ ABRAMS, JOHN BOYEGA, DAISY RIDLEY, OSCAR ISAAC AND ANTHONY(...)

The Mandalorian: Jon Favreau’s pilot episode is its own thing yet not much of anything

The recent efforts of the Disney/Lucasfilm behemoth to free the Star Wars universe from the shackles of its own story have met with mixed results, to (...)

The Lion King, featuring the voices of James Earl Jones as Mufasa, and JD McCrary as Young Simba

Many pundits have already wondered what (aside from the expected generation of $1.5 billion or so) is the point to this pseudo-live action translation(...)

US singer Beyonce arrives for the world premiere of Disney’s The Lion King at the Dolby theatre. Photograph:  Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty

Beyonce has released a new song to tie in with the premiere of Disney’s remake of The Lion King. She stars in the photorealistic computer-animated r(...)

Mufasa and Simba in The Lion King. Photograph: Disney

With stunning scenery of Africa and some talking wildlife, Disney dropped its first full-length trailer for its realistic-looking remake of The Lion K(...)

Dumplin', starring Jennifer Aniston. Photograph: Netflix

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle December 7th Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. Photograph: Netflix With Jon Favreau’s 2016 live action Jung(...)

  The Lion King, the Jon Favreau-directed  re-imagining of Disney’s  1994 animated classic, will be in cinemas in July 2019. Photograph: Disney

The first trailer for the upcoming live-action retelling of The Lion King has been released. Starring Beyoncé as Nala and musician and actor Donald Gl(...)

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