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]
I apologize for the lack of updates, I have been very busy. Anyway, I am back now so can update regularly again! Thanks to the wonderful Caro M, we have scans from Acción – December 2009, and Playboy Argentina – November 2010. Thanks Caro!!
Lionsgate has plans to bring the 1992 Richard Attenborough directed film “Chaplin” starring Robert Downey, Jr. as the silent film legend (Charlie Chaplin) to Blu-ray Disc on February 15th, 2011 in a “15th Anniversary Edition“. The tech specs for the release have yet to be announced and the title is not yet available for pre-order but stay tuned and we’ll keep you updated. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below. [source]
Strolling into the Sunset
Chaplin the Hero
The Most Famous Man in the World Theatrical Trailer
People have Robert on their site as one of the sexiest men alive. I added the picture to the gallery and this is what they say about him:
“Robert has a way of making everyone around him feel very special and comfortable,” Michelle Monaghan, his costar in Due Date, raves about the 44-year-old. “Whenever I see him, I walk away smiling. Those beautiful brown eyes may have something to do with it.”
Robert Downey Jr, it would seem, needs some advice about talking to girls. So he’s turning to a nine-year-old. We’re certainly surprised he requires help, since he’s got several womanising roles under his belt, that dry, winning personality and, oh yeah… a wife in Susan Downey. But the Heat Vision blog reports that he’s circling Fox’s adaptation of How to Talk to Girls.
The studio picked up the rights to Alec Greven’s book nearly two years ago and has since been developing it with Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps company as a possible film for the Night at the Museum director to handle.
Greven wrote the advice tips as part of a school project when he was nine, and was so successful that he won a publishing deal, toured the US talk shows and has since spawned at least three other books.
Former Daily Show head writer Ben Karlin and Stu Zicherman wrote the first few drafts, but with Downey Jr interested, it looks like Susan will be bringing her producing skills to the project, turning it into a vehicle for the actor with a new script and likely a new focus. Whether or not Levy stays attached remains to be seen, but he’s said in the past that he wants to turn the tome into a Big-style comedy.
Bear in mind that Downey Jr is merely flirting with the idea right now and no deals are in place. He’s also got his eye on Sam Raimi’s Wizard of Oz prequel film Oz: The Great and Powerful in play. [SOURCE]
Though Sandra Bullock is still negotiating to come aboard Alfonso Cuaron’s space-set drama Gravity, Robert Downey Jr. has expelled himself from the film’s orbit; Warner Bros will recast his character, who only appears in the film for the first act. Meanwhile, Downey Jr. is circling the project How to Talk to Girls, based on the advice book by precocious nine-year-old Alec Greven. THR reports that “the project is being reconceived and developed as a Downey vehicle”; hopefully no grade schoolers will be aged up in the process. [SOURCE]