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06.11.2009
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A while back, Justin Theroux was just a regular working actor with supporting roles in movies like MIAMI VICE and CHARLIE'S ANGELS 2. But he struck up a friendship with Ben Stiller on DUPLEX and ZOOLANDER and that led to his work co-writing TROPIC THUNDER. That went so well, Robert Downey, Jr. brought him to the attention of Jon Favreau and Marvel Studios to write IRON MAN 2. That seems to be going well and now Theroux is ready to make his studio directorial debut.

Theroux will direct CHIEF RON for Universal Pictures. Sadly this film is neither a remake or reboot of the Kurt Russell comedy CAPTAIN RON, but instead the story of a conman who fakes Native American heritage in order to build a casino. The story is loosely based on the real life tale of Ron Roberts, a man who claimed to have Indian heritage though he had blond hair and blue eyes (you can read more about his saga here). PINEAPPLE EXPRESS director David Gordon Green is executive producing for Universal.

Extra Tidbit: Theroux previously directed the indie film DEDICATION.
Source: Variety

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1:30PM on 06/12/2009
Dedication was great. Randomly rented it at my local Blockbuster. Stars Billy Crudup, Mandy Moore and Tom Wilkinson. Definitely makes me interested in Chief Ron.
Dedication was great. Randomly rented it at my local Blockbuster. Stars Billy Crudup, Mandy Moore and Tom Wilkinson. Definitely makes me interested in Chief Ron.
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7:00AM on 06/12/2009
He was great in Inland Empire. Good for him.
He was great in Inland Empire. Good for him.
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6:59AM on 06/12/2009
He was great in Inland Empire. Good for him.
He was great in Inland Empire. Good for him.
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8:38PM on 06/11/2009
Good for him, Tropic Thunder was hilarious, & can't wait for IM2.
Good for him, Tropic Thunder was hilarious, & can't wait for IM2.
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5:25PM on 06/11/2009
I remember seeing him in Charlies Angels 2 because he never had a shirt on and he had crazy abs, like a ten pack or something
I remember seeing him in Charlies Angels 2 because he never had a shirt on and he had crazy abs, like a ten pack or something
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12:40PM on 06/11/2009
Nice to see that his career is really starting to take off!
Nice to see that his career is really starting to take off!
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12:04PM on 06/11/2009

jealous!

this guy is living he dream
this guy is living he dream
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