After playing Sherlock Holmes, might portray another iconic character in his upcoming movie. The actor has been courted to star in Tim Burton's possible next film project, "", which is planned to be a live-action version. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the "" actor is Burton's top pick to play Geppetto, the woodcarver who creates puppet Pinocchio which then turns to be a real boy.
Neither Downey Jr. nor Burton has sealed a deal with Warner Bros. Pictures, but Burton is strongly interested to helm the film and is currently in talks with the studio. On the other hand, Downey Jr. has reportedly expressed "serious interest" in the project, but his tight schedule might be a barrier.