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Jon Favreau may direct the movie version of “Jersey Boys”

Jon Favreau on the set of Iron Man

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Jon Favreau is taking time off from comic book adaptations for… musical theater?

Variety just posted the awesome news that the “Iron Man 2” helmer is at the top of GK Films’ list to direct their big screen adaptation of “Jersey Boys.” The trade doesn’t list any other directors who are in contention for the role, so it seems to bode pretty well for Favreau taking the reins on the project.

“Jersey Boys” tells the truth-life tale of the hit ’60s doo-whop band Frankie Valley and the Four Seasons, and traces their career as one of the biggest acts of the era. The play has been a hit since opening in 2005, and iterations now take place in major cities across the world.

Favreau will be returning to the big screen in “People Like Us” and the upcoming “Iron Man 3,” but he hasn’t directed a movie since “Cowboys & Aliens.” It’s been almost a decade since he helmed a comedy, and it was the Christmas classic “Elf.” We’re excited about him shifting gears from directing in the comic book genre for a while, especially for a project as fun as “Jersey Boys.”

So does Favreau have any experience with musical theater? That, we don’t know. But we do know that he doesn’t take on projects unless he’s passionate about them, and usually than translates into a pretty good movie (sorry, “Cowboys & Aliens”). Hopefully the same can be said for “Jersey Boys,” if he ends up coming on board.

That leaves us without much hope for his planned Disney movie, “Magic Kingdom.” We haven’t heard anything about that project in over a year, so our guess is that it’s on hold for a while.

Would you like to see a “Jersey Boys” adaptation directed by Favreau? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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