Downey Saddles Up For "Cowboys & Aliens"...Actor Robert "Iron Man" Downey Jr. is in negotiations to star in DreamWorks/Universal’s "Cowboys & Aliens," based on a graphic novel by Fred Van Lente/Andrew Foley from a concept by Platinum Studios chairman/CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg.
Comment: I hope the screenwriters totally revise the portrayal of Indians in the movie version of COWBOYS & ALIENS
. Otherwise it'll suck.
Nope, no Downey:
Robert Downey Jr. won't be Jon Favreau's 'Cowboy'
The actor, who had been poised to reunite with "Iron Man" director Jon Favreau for the science-fiction western "Cowboys & Aliens," won't star in the film.
Downey was set to play the gunslinger Zeke Jackson, who leads the anti-alien revolt. But scheduling issues--Downey's been one of the busier actors in Hollywood--forced a re-think. The project would have marked a third potential franchise a resurgent Downey would have been involved with, after "Iron Man" and "Sherlock Holmes," which is expected to spawn a sequel.
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