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Thursday, 6 October 2011

Perry Mason big screen movie in development

Robery Downey Jr made a pretty good Sherlock Holmes and now the actor has his sights set on playing another famous detective - Variety reported that Downey Jr. and his wife Susan have joined forces with Warner Bros. Pictures to develop a feature film, which is adapted from Erle Stanley Gardner's detective fiction novel, "Perry Mason".

Downey Jr. and his wife will serve as the producers along with Robert Cort. Aside from producing it, the actor is also eyeing the project as a potential starring vehicle for him. Meanwhile, the producers are still looking for a suitable scribe to pen the script, which is based on an original story conceived by the "Iron Man" actor himself and David Gambino.

The "Perry Mason" novel tells the story of the irrepressible defense lawyer who lives in the rough-and-tumble world of early 1930s Los Angeles.

2 comments:

Evan Lewis said...

Hm.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

This is news to me. I didn't like RDJ as Sherlock Holmes and I'm not so sure I'll like him as Perry Mason either. I'm not about to switch loyalties from Jeremy Brett and Raymond Burr. First Iron Man, then Holmes and now Mason — RDJ has got the box office formula right, hasn't he? Now where is Spielberg?