Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Robert Downey Jr. as Perry Mason?

Perry Mason

This is news out of left field.

Warner Bros. and Robert Downey Jr. are looking to reboot Perry Mason as a period theatrical film and the first of a potential franchise. It is expected that Downey would play the role of the famed Los Angeles defense attorney.

While we thought Tom Cruise was a stretch for Jack Reacher, at least it seemed plausible in a kind of alternate universe sort of way. We're having all kinds of trouble, however, imagining Robert Downey Jr. as Perry Mason … in any universe … though we're the first to admit that we couldn't picture him as Sherlock Holmes either, and that turned out pretty well.

(Source: Variety.)

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