Robert Downey Jr. to Play The Accidental Genius


Robert Downey Jr. is attached to star in The Accidental Genius for Warner Bros., Deadline reports.

The film, from a pitch by relative newcomer Adam Gibgot, deals with a man whose intelligence increases dramatically after he awakens from a coma and who begins having visions that lead him to join forces with another man in the effort to solve a global mystery.

Team Downey will produce the project alongside Ben Silverman’s production company, Electus.

Downey is next set to appear in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and next summer’s The Avengers. It was also just announced that he’s planning to star as Perry Mason in a feature film franchise of original Erle Stanley Gardner books.

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