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Robert Downey Jr. Up for 'Cowboys and Aliens' Role

June 16, 2008 09:45:54 GMT

The star of the Marvel's blockbuster movie 'Iron Man' is said to be in the final talks to play in an action sci-fi film 'Cowboys and Aliens'.


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Who is the one who profited the most from the incredible success of "Iron Man"? With the casting speculations circulating around him in the past month, it seems apparent that the answer is Robert Downey Jr.. Since "Iron Man" scored big on the box office, the actor has been rumored to be reprising his role in "The Avengers" as well as to be considered in depicting Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner in "Playboy". Now, the acclaimed actor is reported to be eyeing another movie project.

The "Zodiac" star has been said to be in final negotiation to star in a developed action fantasy movie entitled, "Cowboys and Aliens". Hence, it means that the Academy Award-nominated actor is almost certain to portray a former Union Army gunslinger called Zeke Jackson. If the negotiation goes through, the part will be Downey Jr.'s first deal made after the success of "Iron Man" since no confirmation has been thrown out regarding his role in "Avengers" and "Playboy".

"Cowboys and Aliens" is a Universal Pictures' movie set for 2010 release. The movie is originated from Fred Van Lente and Andrew Foley's graphic novel. It picks up the story of the crashing of a spaceship into the prairie near Silver City, Arizona which resulted in an interruption to an Old West battle between the Apache and Western settlers. The script for the film will be developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby.

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