Popular American actor best known for the portrayal of Iron Man in MCU and Sherlock Holmes Robert Downey Jr. is finally back with a new role as a lead actor.
After playing the role of Superhero Iron Man aka Tony Stark for more than a decade Downey Jr. will be starring in the TV adaptation of Vietnamese-American author Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer-winning debut novel The Sympathizer for HBO and A24. His last release was, however, Dolittle, but it began production before Avengers: Endgame finished and tanked on the box office.
The actor hasn’t been seen in any movie or TV show since then.
As per sources, he’d be portraying multiple antagonistic roles that include “Orange County congressman, a CIA agent and a Hollywood film director.”
Regarding this, the actor released a statement, “Adapting Mr Nguyen’s important and masterful work requires a visionary team. With director Park at the helm, I expect this to be a creative producing adventure for Susan, me and Team Downey and a stimulating process for myself in playing these complex supporting roles. A24 and HBO are the perfect combination of partners and co-parents. … It’s exactly the type of challenge I’ve been craving, and I believe we will deliver an exceptional viewing experience to our audience.”
The Sympathizer is a spy thriller about a half-French-Vietnamese communist spy who works in the closing days of the Vietnam War before getting deported to the United States. The novel is often compared to the works of Kafka, Orwell, and le Carrétermed and is termed as a “blistering exploration of identity and America, a gripping spy novel and a powerful story of love and friendship”.
Last week the 56 years old actor was in the news as he unfollowed Marvel Studios and his MCU co-start including Tom Holland and Scarlett Johannson which fans termed as the official end of Downey Jr as Iron Man.