Robert Downey Jr. Teams Up With Wife to Produce USS Indianapolis Movie

Robert Downey Jr., Susan Levin

The 'Sherlock Holmes' actor and his producer wife Susan will work together with Warner Bros. Pictures in bringing to the big screen the story of the sinking of USS Indianapolis.

Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan Downey are set to produce a movie about the sinking of USS Indianapolis that happened during the World War II in 1945. The couple will join forces with Warner Bros. Pictures in developing this project, and will present it through a modern lens.

This movie will unravel the story through the eyes of Hunter Scott, an 11-year-old boy who sets out to clear the name of the Indianapolis' late court-martialed captain, Charles McVay. When looking for a subject for a national History Day competition, he learned about the Indianapolis through a scene from "Jaws". His research and testimony led to the clearing of the captain's official record.

Warner Bros. is not the first who want to bring Hunter's story to the big screen. Director J.J. Abrams has previously tried to develop the project through Universal Studios, but it was put into turnaround in the late 2000s. That being put aside, this new untitled Hunter Scott project has locked Robert Schenkkan as the screenwriter.


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    May 16, 2012

    Hey, what if one of the Survivors actually returned to Japan serving in the US Navy for the Korean War...and met & married a Japanese bride? What if his father-in-law survived the Nagasaki atomic bomb? What if his brother-in-law served in the Imperial Japanese Army? What if that Survivor and his Japanese wife had a son born in Japan, and that son later served in the US military? What if this Survivor went on to serve in the Vietnam War too? Oh, wait...that was my Dad!

    Sep 22, 2011

    Our family will be there to see this movie. My husbands Uncle was one of the survivors of this mostly unknown event. God Bless you for doing this.

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