‘Iron Man’ director Jon Favreau to direct ‘The Office’ episode

By Daniel S Levine,

Actor/director Jon Favreau is returning to television, signing on to direct an episode of NBC’s The Office, which is in the middle of its final season.

TV Line reported that the Iron Man director will be behind the camera at the Scranton Dunder Mifflin branch, but it is not known when his episode will air. The site reports that he is still ironing out the details to work on the show.

Favreau has a history with NBC, having directed the pilot episode of the network’s freshman hit Revolution from J.J. Abrams, notes Indiewire. He also directed the last episode of Fox’s short-lived Undeclared and worked on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. He is still an executive producer on Revolution.

John Krasinski, who has played Jim on all nine seasons of The Office recently revealed to Vulture that he might direct an episode or two as well. “I don’t know if I need to write my own episode, but I’m directing a couple this year, which is fun,” he said.

It has also been reported that one of The Office’s final episodes will be the pilot to the Dwight Schrute spin-off The Farm, which NBC had passed on.

The Office’s final season ends in May. New episodes return on Jan. 10.

Favreau’s next film will be an adaptation of the Broadway hit Jersey Boys. Although he didn’t return to direct Iron Man 3, he will still reprise his role from the first two films.

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