Robert Downey Jr. collaborates with Park Chan-wook on The Sympathizer

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Robert Downey prepares to return to prestigious work. After finishing his time as Iron Man and starring in the Bomb DolittleRDJ is now going to television for a new drama series titled the sympathizer from filmmaker Park Chan-wook, who is on board with Don McKellar as co-showrunner and will also direct the series.

Deadline Reports HBO Is Producing a Drama Series Adaptation of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Novel the sympathizer with A24. Downey is attached to co-star, and insiders say the actor will “play multiple supporting roles as the main antagonists, each representing a different arm of the American establishment.” These characters include an up-and-coming Orange County congressman, a CIA agent, and a Hollywood film director. The range of roles is what, according to reports, brought Robert Downey to this role.

“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 production adventure for Susan, me and Team Downey, and a stimulating process for myself as I play these complex supporting roles,” Downey said in a statement. are the perfect combination of partners and co-parents… it’s exactly the kind of challenge I was looking for, and I believe we will provide an exceptional viewing experience for our audience.”

The novel is described as a “shocking exploration of identity and America, a gripping spy novel, and a powerful tale of love and friendship.” In the sympathizer, we follow the struggles of a half-French, half-Vietnamese communist spy during the final days of the Vietnam War and his ensuing exile in the United States. It is described as a spy thriller and satire between different cultures.

The production is currently looking for the lead role and the rest of the predominantly Vietnamese ensemble worldwide.

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