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Warner Bros., Robert Downey Jr. To Relaunch Perry Mason as Film Franchise

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Wed, 10/05/2011 - 13:42

picThe current star of Iron Man and The Avengers is set to relaunch the Perry Mason series as a movie franchise with Warner Bros.

Robert Downey Jr. along side his wife, Susan Downey, will be on as producers, with Downey Jr. looking to star as the famous defense attorney.

It is reported that, similar to the original series, the new film will take place in 1930s Los Angeles including the familiar characters of secretary Della Street, private investigator Paul Drake, and Mason's courtroom rival, Hamilton Burger.

A script is currently being sought after, based on an original story by Robert Downey Jr. and David Gambino, who will be an executive producer on the movie.

Source: Variety