Monday, May 26, 2008
RDJ to Play Hugh Hefner?
Interesting casting news of the week goes to Robert Downey, Jr. for being up for the role of Hugh Hefner in a biopic aptly titled Playboy.
No director is set yet, although hack-boy-to-the-extremo Brett "I Killed X-Men 3" Ratner is breathing heavily just behind this project, waiting to snatch it up and surely ruin what could be an awesome movie. Hef has given his approval for the actor to portray him in the movie, but no casting decisions will officially be made until the script is written and a director is hired.
Robert Downey, Jr. is now up there in my top 10 favorite actors. Playing a legend like Hef on the big screen has the potential to be a great career move for him, if only Ratner doesn't come along and mess it up. Seriously - who hires that guy anymore?