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

After enjoying Tony Stark or Iron Man for greater than a decade, Robert Downey Jr has lastly landed his subsequent starring function. 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 appearing function after 2019’s Avenger: Endgame. As per Deadline’s sources, the actor will painting a number of antagonistic roles that embody “Orange County congressman, a CIA agent and a Hollywood movie director.”

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

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

The Sympathizer is an espionage thriller a couple of half-French, half-Vietnamese communist spy who’s energetic within the closing days of the Vietnam Conflict who’s later exiled in the USA. The novel is described as a “blistering exploration of id 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 function, in 2020. A24 is a widely known indie studio, recognized for its low-budget, acclaimed and award-winning movies like Hereditary, Uncut Gems, and Midsommar. Its earlier collaborations with HBO embody Zendaya-led Euphoria.

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