Robert Downey Jr To Produce And Potentially Star In Chasing Phil

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Robert Downey Jr still has some Marvel movies in the near future, but that is in no way stopping him from taking part of other awesome projects.

The Wrap reports that Warner Bros has preemptively acquired David Howard’s book proposal Chasing Phil: The World’s Greatest Con Man, Two Undercover FBI Agents, And Their Amazing Around The World Adventure, for Team Downey to produce. The studio also acquired the life rights of FBI agents Jim Wedick and Jack Brennan.

The book is based on the true story of the FBI’s first foray into white collar crime-fighting, centring on two young agents who infiltrate the world of Phil Kitzer, the mastermind behind multi-million dollar schemes and his international network of associates known as “The Fraternity”.

The even cooler part of this, is that Robert Downey Jr, in addition to producing, could potentially star in it as well. The role of Phil Kitzer would be the one for him. That would be a very different character from what we have seen from him lately, and that pleases me; the world needs more Robert Downey Jr in different roles!

Robert and Susan Downey will produce, with Team Downey’s David Gambino overseeing the project along with Rob Hackett, while Warner Bros executives Courtenay Valenti and Julia Spiro will oversee for the studio.

Robert is currently filming the third Captain America movie Captain America: Civil War, which promises to break our hearts in more than one way. After that, we will see him once more as Tony Stark/Iron Man in the final Avengers movies, Infinity War Part 1 and 2, to be released on 2018 and 2019.

As for his upcoming projects with Team Downey, they are working on movies about Pinocchio, Perry Mason, and the USS Indianapolis. Basically, there’s no way we are not getting our dose of Downey greatness in the next few years.

We will keep you posted on further details regarding this project (and fingers crossed for Robert to star in it!).