Iron Man Robert Downey Jr lands first performing position after exiting MCU, to star in HBO’s adaptation of The Sympathizer

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After taking part in Tony Stark or Iron Man for greater than a decade, Robert Downey Jr has lastly landed his subsequent starring position. It’s a TV adaptation of Vietnamese-American writer Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer-winning debut novel The Sympathizer for HBO and A24, Deadline reported. His final launch, Dolittle, started manufacturing earlier than Avengers: Endgame completed.

The present would be the first time Downey Jr might be seen in an performing position after 2019’s Avenger: Endgame. As per Deadline’s sources, the actor will painting a number of antagonistic roles that embrace “Orange County congressman, a CIA agent and a Hollywood movie director.”

South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook, finest identified for The Handmaiden and Oldboy, has signed on because the director.

Downey Jr stated in an announcement quoted within the Deadline report, “Adapting Mr. Nguyen’s necessary and masterful work requires a visionary crew. With director Park on the helm, I count on this to be a inventive producing journey for Susan, me and Group Downey and a stimulating course of for myself in taking part in these advanced supporting roles. A24 and HBO are the proper mixture of companions and co-parents. … It’s precisely the kind of problem I’ve been craving, and I imagine we are going to ship an distinctive viewing expertise to our viewers.”

The Sympathizer is an espionage thriller a few half-French, half-Vietnamese communist spy who’s lively within the last days of the Vietnam Battle who’s later exiled in the USA. The novel is described as a “blistering exploration of identification and America, a gripping spy novel and a strong story of affection and friendship”.

He earlier collaborated with HBO’s miniseries reboot of Perry Mason, starring Matthew Rhys within the titular position, in 2020. A24 is a widely known indie studio, identified for its low-budget, acclaimed and award-winning movies like Hereditary, Uncut Gems, and Midsommar. Its earlier collaborations with HBO embrace Zendaya-led Euphoria.

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