Step aside, Robert Downey Jr. – there’s a new Perry Mason in town, and it’s The Americans star Matthew Rhys.
Downey was all set to play the fictional defense attorney in a movie several years ago, but that project morphed into a limited series at HBO. Now the show is finally going to happen, but since Downey’s film commitments have gotten in the way, Rhys is taking over in the lead role. Read More »
In this edition of TV Bits:
- Amazon reveals the first Lore trailer.
- An It actor joins the cast of Locke & Key.
- Netflix has developed its own strains of weed.
- The truth behind Bryan Fuller parting with Star Trek: Discovery.
- And more!
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Posted on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 by Angie Han
It remains unclear whether True Detective will return for a third season, following a critically acclaimed first season and a widely panned second one. But in the meantime, it looks like creator Nic Pizzolatto will have a different HBO project to keep him busy. He and Robert Downey Jr. are in talks for a drama series at HBO that’s probably a reworked version of the Perry Mason movie that Downey has been trying to get off the ground for a while. Read More »
Back and forth we go with Iron Man 4. Robert Downey Jr. isn’t doing it, then he’s maybe doing it, then he’ll do it if Mel Gibson directs, then joked he’ll do it if Howard Stern directs. Honestly, there’s so much out there about the film, no one knows for sure what’s happening.
That was, until, Downey Jr. hit the couch on Ellen. When asked about Iron Man 4, Downey told the host that “Yes,” Iron Man 4 is happening.
Below, you can watch that video as well as read a ton of highlights from his recent AMA including teases that he’d love to cameo on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, updates on the development of Sherlock Holmes 3 and a Perry Mason film, possibly playing Doctor Who, the shift in marketing for The Judge, the likelihood of a Weird Science sequel, a few cryptic Avengers: Age of Ultron teases and the controversy of his Tropic Thunder character. Read the Robert Downey Jr AMA highlights below.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 by Angie Han
It’s been nearly two decades since the last time Perry Mason graced the screen, but considering Hollywood’s current obsession with making everything old new again, it’s probably not so surprising that the beloved defense attorney is slated for a big-screen revival. Last fall, Robert Downey, Jr., his wife/partner Susan Downey, and Warner Bros. announced a feature film reboot for the character. Now that project is inching a bit closer to reality as Green Lantern writer Marc Guggenheim enters talks to pen the script. More details after the jump.
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This week has been packed with news about TV shows moving to the big screen, and vice versa, beginning with the news of a really and truly possible Arrested Development movie, and moving into other, less promising properties. (Does anyone really want a Mr. Ed movie?)
Now it is Perry Mason‘s turn, as Robert Downey, Jr. and his wife and producer Susan Downey are working with Warner Bros. on a revival of the beloved defense attorney character. This version of Perry Mason will actually hew closer to the original novels by Erle Stanley Gardner than the first run of the television series that starred Raymond Burr and ran from ’57 to ’66, with later TV episodes and movies following. Read More »