Robert Downey, Jr. is having a great summer. First, he's the star of Iron Man, which is killing at the box office, and he is getting good notices for Tropic Thunder, which is coming out later in the summer. Now, word comes that he will be playing the one and only Hugh Hefner in a movie called Playboy, about the life of the luckiest man on Earth.
The film will be set mostly in Chicago, and will likely film beginning next summer. The director was supposed to have been Brett Ratner, but he has, thankfully, been removed from the project, presumably to make the videogame movies we talked about earlier in the day. Keep up, kids. There's no time to relax on The Feed.
Chicago Sun-Times: From Iron Man to Hef?