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Jon Favreau to pen new live-action 'Star Wars' series

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

"The Jungle Book" has signed on to write a live-action 'Star Wars' series for

Favreau, 51, whose directorial credits also includes "Iron Man" and "2", will also executive produce the series which will be launched on Disney's streaming platform.

"If you told me at 11 years old that I would be getting to tell stories in the universe, I wouldn't have believed you. I can't wait to embark upon this exciting adventure," said in a statement.

is not a stranger to the "Star Wars" universe, having played roles in both the "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" animated series and in the upcoming "Solo: A Story".

"I couldn't be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform," said.

"Jon brings the perfect mix of producing and writing talent, combined with a fluency in the universe. This series will allow Jon the chance to work with a diverse group of writers and directors and give the opportunity to build a robust talent base," she added.

The untitled "Star Wars" live-action series does not yet have a release date.

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 09:50 IST