Latest Entertainment News Headlines

Busy Downey Jr.

06.11.2008
With the monumental success of IRON MAN placed largely on his custom-tailored shoulders, along with his impending (and possibly quite brilliant) contribution to TROPIC THUNDER, Robert Downey Jr. has the whole world in his hands. Or at least a whole lot of A-list scripts.

The tabloid survivor is now the center of Hollywood's attention, and for his prodigious talent rather than headline-generating behavior. As we heard last month, he's being sought to portray boob-loving publisher Hugh Hefner, but that's just one of many possibilities. Fox wants him for their potential detective franchise TRAVIS McGEE (based on John D. MacDonald mystery novels), Warner Bros. wants him for Guy Ritchie's update of famous sleuth SHERLOCK HOLMES, and SEABISCUIT helmer Gary Ross has a fantasy-comedy called DOG YEARS that would love to get down with Downey.

And there are many others, no doubt. The assumption is that Downey would begin development or even start shooting at least one of projects he's currently considering before his schedule is devoured by the sequel to IRON MAN, which Marvel wants in theaters for May 2010 -- despite what the people who made the first one might think about that.
Extra Tidbit: Way back around 2002 when MAD MAX: FURY ROAD was being developed as a Mel Gibson project, he and director George Miller discussed putting Downey (Gibson's AIR AMERICA co-star) in a role -- potentially as the film's villain.
Source: EW

RECOMMENDED MOVIE NEWS

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

6:24AM on 06/14/2008

YEAH BABY!!

I'm a die-hard RDJ fan.I mean shit he's even good in shitty movies.That's right Hollywood SUCK IT!!!Nothin but props to RDJ, you're infinetly rad!
I'm a die-hard RDJ fan.I mean shit he's even good in shitty movies.That's right Hollywood SUCK IT!!!Nothin but props to RDJ, you're infinetly rad!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:12PM on 06/12/2008

Downey...

...has been an awesome actor since Weird Science. Check out his performance in Less Than Zero if you have never seen it. Simply amazing. I hope he picks interesting projects in the future and not just high profile ones.
...has been an awesome actor since Weird Science. Check out his performance in Less Than Zero if you have never seen it. Simply amazing. I hope he picks interesting projects in the future and not just high profile ones.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:38PM on 06/12/2008
I have loved Downey Jr. since Only You and Soapdish...I'm so glad that he has finally cleaned up and is being recognized by the mass audience as the excellent talent he is. I do feel that an overboard approach (being in six movies in one year) would stall his success but I also have a feeling that Downey Jr. is smarter than that. He's waited a long time for his shot at stardom and I don't think he will be wasting it.

BTW, these pop-ups do suck.
I have loved Downey Jr. since Only You and Soapdish...I'm so glad that he has finally cleaned up and is being recognized by the mass audience as the excellent talent he is. I do feel that an overboard approach (being in six movies in one year) would stall his success but I also have a feeling that Downey Jr. is smarter than that. He's waited a long time for his shot at stardom and I don't think he will be wasting it.

BTW, these pop-ups do suck.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:17PM on 06/12/2008

Robert Downey Jr as Sherlock Holmes.....now that'd be SWEET!

Robert Downey Jr as Sherlock Holmes.....now that'd be SWEET!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
10:09AM on 06/12/2008

Viva la Downey!

You can say he paid his dues. You can say he screwed up. You can say he's a genius and it would all be true. I'm happy he's back in a big way!
You can say he paid his dues. You can say he screwed up. You can say he's a genius and it would all be true. I'm happy he's back in a big way!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:05AM on 06/12/2008

TransWarp

I feel you can throw Terrence Howard on that list also. If I remember correctly he was in every film one year and dont get me wrong is a great actor but hadn't really been in anything serious till Iron Man
I feel you can throw Terrence Howard on that list also. If I remember correctly he was in every film one year and dont get me wrong is a great actor but hadn't really been in anything serious till Iron Man
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:42AM on 06/12/2008

Careful of overexposure

Remember when Jude Law had a 6-movie roll in 2004 and hasn't done much since? Yeah...
Remember when Jude Law had a 6-movie roll in 2004 and hasn't done much since? Yeah...
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:13AM on 06/12/2008

Give him a role... Give him all the roles.

Downey Jr. deserves every part after the brilliance that is his Kirk Lazerous Tropic Thunder (trust me, I've seen it... twice!). To quote Kevin Smith, I'd cast him as the shark in Jaws (though Smith is referring to Affleck).
Downey Jr. deserves every part after the brilliance that is his Kirk Lazerous Tropic Thunder (trust me, I've seen it... twice!). To quote Kevin Smith, I'd cast him as the shark in Jaws (though Smith is referring to Affleck).
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:24AM on 06/12/2008
Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes??!?!? That could be interesting!
Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes??!?!? That could be interesting!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:01AM on 06/12/2008
I'd want Ben Affleck as Travis McGee.
I'd want Ben Affleck as Travis McGee.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
11:22PM on 06/11/2008
I am happy for the guy but this article reminded me of that simpsons episode when troy mclur was making a come back.
I am happy for the guy but this article reminded me of that simpsons episode when troy mclur was making a come back.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:19PM on 06/11/2008
Robert Downey Jr. is a great actor but he is not Travis McGee. He has the wrong look for the role; Travis McGee is supposed to be 6'4" and 205 pounds.
Robert Downey Jr. is a great actor but he is not Travis McGee. He has the wrong look for the role; Travis McGee is supposed to be 6'4" and 205 pounds.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Entertainment News Headlines


Top
Loading...

Featured Youtube Videos

Views and Counting