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Green Lantern scribe to tackle Perry Mason, starring Robert Downey Jr.

02.17.2012
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Marc Guggenheim (GREEN LANTERN, ARROW) is negotiating to write the script for Warner Brother's PERRY MASON, which will star Robert Downey Jr.

Downey Jr. is producing the film with his wife Susan Downey and their Team Downey productions. The film will be based on the original Erle Stanley Gardner books and be another period piece for Doney, as it will be set in Los Angeles in the 1930s. Despite the enourmous popularity of the book series the character is perhaps best known for the tv series of the same name that ran from 1957 to 1966 and starred Raymond Burr.

Perry Mason is of course the greatest defense attorney the world has ever known, with the possible exception of one Phoenix Wright. Why's he so good? Well, he would generally get his clients off the hook and find the actual culprit in the process. That's one helluva lawyer.

Guggenheim seems to have the right fit for the part, as he was an attorney before he gave it up for a writing career. This wouldn't be the first work he's done based on the law, either- as he's worked on "The Practice", "Eli Stone" and "Law & Order".

Source: THR

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3:07PM on 02/18/2012
Love Perry Mason and love RDJ, but the fact that Marc Guggenheim is anywhere near this film is truly sad. How Hollywood keeps giving these crappy writers jobs is beyond me. Has Marc Guggenheim done anything that wasn't canceled or lost money? Maybe he should go back to law.
Love Perry Mason and love RDJ, but the fact that Marc Guggenheim is anywhere near this film is truly sad. How Hollywood keeps giving these crappy writers jobs is beyond me. Has Marc Guggenheim done anything that wasn't canceled or lost money? Maybe he should go back to law.
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10:35AM on 02/18/2012
Wait, didn't RDJ have a brief stint on Ally McBeal? As a lawyer?
Wait, didn't RDJ have a brief stint on Ally McBeal? As a lawyer?
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8:25AM on 02/18/2012

It's cool but...

I agree that RDJ shouldn't play the part, he would make a great Mason, in fact, he could look better doing him than Sherlok Holmes. But then... he plays Sherlock... what's next? Do we have to look at him playing McGiver or The Manimal?
I agree that RDJ shouldn't play the part, he would make a great Mason, in fact, he could look better doing him than Sherlok Holmes. But then... he plays Sherlock... what's next? Do we have to look at him playing McGiver or The Manimal?
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9:13PM on 02/17/2012
At least we now know that ex-attorneys should NOT write sci-fi after the awful Green Lantern misfire. Hopefully Perry Mason will be more in his wheelhouse because I love a good courtroom drama and RDJ is great in just about anything.
At least we now know that ex-attorneys should NOT write sci-fi after the awful Green Lantern misfire. Hopefully Perry Mason will be more in his wheelhouse because I love a good courtroom drama and RDJ is great in just about anything.
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7:02PM on 02/17/2012
I like that there's RDJ, but why? Do we not have enough Perry Mason?
I like that there's RDJ, but why? Do we not have enough Perry Mason?
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6:56PM on 02/17/2012
i'm probably most looking forward to hearing the Perry Mason theme song. and Downey's always good
i'm probably most looking forward to hearing the Perry Mason theme song. and Downey's always good
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6:50PM on 02/17/2012

Downey again?

I like RDJ as an actor but he's already playing Sherlock Holmes. If he wants to start another crime-solving franchise, why not give the part to an up-and-coming actor, like a Fassbender or a Gosling...
I like RDJ as an actor but he's already playing Sherlock Holmes. If he wants to start another crime-solving franchise, why not give the part to an up-and-coming actor, like a Fassbender or a Gosling...
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6:47PM on 02/17/2012
I'd probably still take Matlock.
I'd probably still take Matlock.
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6:20PM on 02/17/2012
I'm kinda hip to this news- As we saw with the Lincoln Lawyer, court/lawyer thrillers can still be potent on the silver screen, despite their over saturation via television series. I'd honestly rather get a sequel to the Lincoln Lawyer, though.
I'm kinda hip to this news- As we saw with the Lincoln Lawyer, court/lawyer thrillers can still be potent on the silver screen, despite their over saturation via television series. I'd honestly rather get a sequel to the Lincoln Lawyer, though.
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