Robert Downey Jr, star of “Sherlock Holmes”, “Ironman” and also a reformed drug addict taught Gwyneth Paltrow how to be an addict for her new role in “Country Song”.
Downey Jr was arrested on numerous occasions from 1996 through 2003 on drug related charges. In 1999 he explained his drug addiction to a judge in court. He said “It’s like I have a loaded gun in my mouth and my finger’s on the trigger, and I like the taste of the gunmetal.”
In the past he also admitted he had been addicted to drugs from the age of eight. He said his father, who was also an addict, had given the drugs to him.
In “Country Song” Paltrow plays a country star who rises back from that bottom in the new movie. [READ THE REST HERE]
A representative for Robert Downey Jr. has dismissed reports the actor was recently injured while shooting the Sherlock Holmes sequel.
Production on the upcoming movie was said to have ground to a halt after Downey, Jr. was knocked in the eye by his co-star Jude Law while the pair rode in a horse-drawn carriage for scenes shot in London.
According to the National Enquirer report, medics were called in to attend to the actor’s swollen face, while Law was left apologising for the accident.
But a spokesperson for the star tells GossipCop.com the story is “total B.S. (bull s**t).” [SOURCE]
Tom Cruise threw down the gauntlet. Now Robert Downey Jr. is jumping right over it.
Having apparently received the meme on Hollywood’s leading men trying their hands at song and dance, the already musically inclined superhero has signed on to star in a musical bound for the big screen, his rep confirmed to E! News.
So what’s it all about? [READ THE REST HERE]
Given Hollywood’s mania for reboots these days and the continuing popularity of all things vampire, it’s sort of surprising that no one has yet come up with a concrete plan to bring Anne Rice‘s original beautiful, brooding bloodsuckers back to the screen. But on the off-chance there’s a producer looking to do just that, Rice already has her eye on a few leading men to play the original emo vamps Louis and Lestat, portrayed in Neil Jordan‘s visually sumptuous adaptation of her 1976 novel “Interview with the Vampire” by Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise respectively.
Nowadays, Rice says in a lengthy interview with the Vulture blog that Richard Armitage or Matt Bomer would be perfect for Louis — and Robert Downey Jr. for his seductive blond counterpart. “That would be wonderful,” Rice said of the idea of Downey portraying the role. “He is a great actor. He would bring the gravitas and the wit and humor and all of that to the part, and I don’t think he’s too old. I think if he had a blond wig and makeup, he would be a wonderful Lestat.” [READ THE REST HERE]
Robert Downey Jr. will be singing for his supper.
The actor is attached to star in a musical pitch that Warner Bros. just picked up from Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning composing team behind the musical “Next to Normal.”
Downey will also produce with Susan Downey via their Team Downey banner.
The story centers on two Broadway songwriters who find themselves creatively and financially bankrupt when their big-break musical flops. Searching for inspiration, they take jobs as counselors at the theater camp they attended as kids and hatch a plan for a big comeback. [READ THE REST HERE]