Hollywood super-director Jon Favreau has opened up on the significance of casting in his movies.
“To me casting is an important part of making a film because those partnerships are what get you through,” stated Favreau, whose roster of blockbusters as a director contains “Iron Man”, Iron Man 2″, “Chef”, “The Jungle Book”, and “The Lion King”.
“Ultimately it’s whose face is going to be on the screen and the case of the film although their faces are on the screen. Their voices are so prominent and their personalities are defining the film and long before anybody knows what you are doing or sees any footage, they are going to hear about who is in it and so it sends a message to the audience as to what the film is going to be like,” he added.
The 2019 model of “The Lion King”, is certainly one of his latest directorials.
On what lured him to the challenge, he stated: “I think it was because I had learned so much on ‘The Jungle Book’ and I wanted to see if I could apply what I had learned to this particular story.”
“I believe it was a problem, I imply the upside is so nice since you don’t get a narrative like this or music like this and the chance to achieve out any solid member you need and for them to be excited on the prospect of being a part of reimagining this for a brand new era.
“And then of course, the technology was so exciting and if you could get this right really engage a worldwide audience in a way that they feel completely emotionally immersed and those great feelings of the highs in the low and the uplift of the ending the excitement the laughter that I experience seeing the original film if I could capture that using these tools and techniques that was there. It was a really interesting prospect,” he added, about directing “The Lion King”, which is scheduled to air on Star Movies.