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Robert Downey Jr. and wife in talks to produce at Warner Bros.

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
February 20th, 2010

First they nabbed Zac Efron into a two-year producing deal. Now the brothers Warner may be close to locking in a deal with Mr. and Mrs. Downey Jr. for a first-look producing contract.

Downey Jr. has had recent success with WB on SHERLOCK HOLMES, as well as past efforts with the studio including KISS KISS BANG BANG and ZODIAC. The actor will reteam with the studio for Todd Phillips' post-HANGOVER film, DUE DATE starring he and Zach Galifianakis, due out November of this year.

Wife Susan Downey is no stranger to producing herself, as she has been behind such recent WB projects including WHITE OUT, ORPHAN and Guy Ritchie's ROCKNROLLA alongside uber-producer Joel Silver under his banner, Silver Pictures. Downey most recently served as an executive producer for WB on THE BOOK OF ELI as well as a few of her husband's films, including KISS KISS BANG BANG, SHERLOCK HOLMES and his upcoming sequel to IRON MAN (Paramount).

Aside from Efron and the Downeys, WB is looking to sign a similar first-look deal with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

Source Variety

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