Iron Man Has an Invisible Friend?
09.15.09 by Ryan
With the amount of remakes going around, it's no surprise that even Steven Spielberg is getting in on the action. Spielberg's working on a remake of the 1950 movie Harvey, which stars James Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd, a kind man who has an invisible 6-foot rabbit for a friend. In a piece about Spielberg's movie about President Lincoln, Variety reported a brief note that that none other than Robert Downey Jr. is up for the role in Spielberg's "re-imagining"
Spielberg is currently working on Harvey while his Lincoln movie is being re-written by Tony Kushner. Despite Robert Redford working on another Lincoln-related movie, The Conspirator, Spielberg says there's no conflict between the projects:
We are very happy that Redford will be doing this Lincoln movie. It is completely different from what our DreamWorks Lincoln movie will be and we believe that it will add to the commercial potential of our film. Lincoln as a subject is inexhaustible.
Redford's Lincoln movie concerns a woman involved in a conspiracy to kill the President, while Spielberg's Lincoln movie will follow the President and his anguish over the Civil War.
No word if Spielberg is considering Downey Jr. for the Lincoln role as well, but at the rate Downey Jr. is working anything's possible.