Downey Jr. Starring Opposite ‘Hangover’s Zach Galifianakis in ‘Due Date’


Entertainment Weekly is reporting exclusively that Robert Downey Jr. has signed on to star opposite Zach Galifianakis in Todd Phillips’ follow-up to The Hangover for Warner Bros. called Due Date.

The film centers on an expectant dad (Downey Jr.) and his unlikely travel companion (Galifianakis) race cross-country in hopes of making it home for the birth of his first child. EW‘s Nicole Sperling adds, “Think Planes, Trains and Automobiles with Downey in the straight-man Steve Martin role.”

Due Date was written by Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland, with a revision by Adam Sztykiel and a release date of June 4, 2010 has already been slotted.

The film will be the go-between for Phillips who is expected to direct The Hangover 2 for a May 27, 2011. Certainly it appears Todd Phillips is on a role and landing Downey in his next film ups the expectation that much more.