Robert Downey Jr., Shane Black & Joel Silver Reteam For Series Of Parker Film & TV Projects
Robert Downey Jr. has been cast to play Parker in a new series of film and TV projects on Amazon starting with an adaptation of Play Dirty.
According to Deadline “Downey Jr. is set to star as Parker, a professional thief who approaches his job with a straightforward, no-nonsense work ethic. He’s a craftsman. He’s brutal, brilliant. He’s also deadly. He’s whatever it takes to get the money and get away clean.Shane Black (The Nice Guys) adapted the screenplay for Play Dirty with Charles Mondry and Anthony Bagarozzi and is set to direct. Silver will produce alongside Downey Jr. and Downey for Team Downey, and Marc Toberoff, with Ezra Emanuel co-producing. The film reunites Downey Jr., Downey, Black and Silver almost two decades following the release of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, their Warner Bros. cult classic, which was in the same hardboiled vein as as the Parker books.”
As we all know Parker has previously been played by Jason Statham in 2013’s Parker and Mel Gibson played Porter in Payback (1999) so I’m looking forward to seeing RDJ tackle the role.