As if Robert Downey Jr. wasn't in enough franchises, the actor is looking to bring fictional defense attorney Perry Mason to the big screen.
Variety reports that Downey Jr. and his wife and producing partner Susan Downey are looking to produce the Perry Mason movie, based on an idea by Downey Jr. and David Gambino (Whiteout) through their Team Downey production company. Downey Jr. is said to be "eyeing the project as a potential starring vehicle," but considering the Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes actor has come up with the movie's story and is looking to produce, it would seem like chances are good that Downey Jr. will take the case (if you will). The production is currently looking for a screenwriter. more about Perry Mason >> Posted 10.06.11 by Ryan
Current Marvel Studios news may be dominated by the stream of "spy" pics and set photos coming out of The Avengers shoot in Cleveland, OH, but the franchise that paved the way for The Avengers, Iron Man, is gearing up for a three-quel. Actor Don Cheadle revealed in June that Iron Man 3 will "probably" go into production in February 2012, but that seemed overly optimistic considering Marvel had only recently hired Drew Pearce (BBC sitcom No Heroics, Marvel's unproduced The Runaways) to assist director Shane Black in writing the script.
Now, David Gambino, president of Team Downey, the production company owned by Iron Man himself, Robert Downey, Jr., and his wife, Susan Downey, has revealed that the start date given by Cheadle was pretty accurate and "a little scary" because Black and Pearce are still "working through the story outline." Gambino told SchmoesKnow (via CBM) that they are "still in the early phases" with "a lot of work that needs to be done," but that he is hopeful that Black will begin writing the script this month and that Iron Man 3 will "have a different direction and feel" than the previous movies. what did Gambino say about Iron Man 3? >> Posted 08.18.11 by BrentJS
Actor Jared Harris (AMC's Mad Men, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) wasn't the first actor rumored for the role of Professor Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Brad Pitt was originally rumored for the role, back before the first Sherlock Holmes opened in 2009.
Months later, Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, and Gary Oldman were said to be possible contenders with Daniel Day-Lewis as the frontrunner. Instead, Harris landed the role. In an interview with Collider, Harris described how he was able to get the part. not your usual moriarty >> Posted 06.21.11 by Ryan
As expected, Robert Downey Jr. has dropped out of director Alfonso Cuarón's 3-D space thriller Gravity. In late October, it was reported that Downey was "doubtful" to participate in Gravity, after Warner Bros.' prolonged search for a lead actress to replace Angelina Jolie took up the time Downey had reserved to shoot the movie since becoming attached in March. THR reports that Downey has officially left the project, which had cast the actor in a supporting role.
Downey's busy schedule includes Sherlock Holmes 2, which is currently in production, The Avengers, which starts shooting in February, and Oz: The Great and Powerful, which is hoping to start production next summer. According to the report, Downey could also star in Fox's How to Talk to Girls, based on a book written by a nine-year-old boy that offers advice on how to deal with the opposite sex. Susan Downey will produce the movie along with her husband, which is being reconceived as a vehicle for the Iron Man actor. A screenwriter is being sought to rewrite the initial draft by Ben Karlin and Stu Zicherman.
As for Gravity, Sandra Bullock is still in negotiations to star, and Warners will recast Downey's role. Posted 11.18.10 by Ryan