Robert Downey Jr, the name in the credits is itself enough to judge how good the film is going to be because his movies, never fail to impress! Be it his role as Sherlock Holmes or Iron Man, we all end up loving him 3000 and there’s no looking back, right? After playing Tony Stark in the MCU universe for more than a decade, Robert Downey Jr will soon be seen in HBO’s adaptation of Vietnamese-American author, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer-winning debut novel The Sympathizer.
This will be the first time we will be seeing Robert on the big-screen post the release of MCU’s magnum opus, Avengers: Endgame. The book, The Sympathizer is an espionage thriller and cross-culture satire about the struggles of a half-French, half-Vietnamese communist spy during the final days of the Vietnam War and his resulting exile in the United States. The book is termed a new classic of war fiction, a gripping spy novel with a powerful story of love and friendship
Speaking about the series, Robert Downey Jr shares-
With director Park at the helm, I expect this to be a creative producing adventure for .e and the whole team in playing these complex supporting roles. A24 and HBO are the perfect combinations 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.
Oldboy director Park Chan-wook and Don McKellar will be directing the series and I’m super excited about this! Can’t wait to see my favourite actor on screen again.