August 29, 2005

Whereabouts: Robert Downey Jr.

Downey Jr. (Less than Zero, Chaplin, Tuff Turf) is in the news again but fortunately this time it's only for something as innocuous as his wedding to producer Susan Levin. (Keanu Reeves and Sting reportedly attended the ceremony.) A quick visit to reveals that the gifted and handsome is but not necessarily handsome does actor is set to star in some diverse films that may be of interest to Romancing the Tome readers. For starters, he'll appear with Val Kilmer in Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang based on a novel by Brett Halliday. As reported previously in this space, Downey will play Edgar Allan Poe in Sylvester Stallone's film Poe about the tragic author of such eerie and beloved works as "The Raven" and "The Tell-Tale Heart." (More about Poe to come from Amy at a later date.) In addition to Poe, Downey is appearing in the adaptation of Philip K. Dick's sci-fi novel Through A Scanner Darkly (with Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder), a movie about photographer Diane Arbus entitled Fur, Zodiac, about an infamous San Francisco serial killer, and perhaps of considerably less interest, a remake of The Shaggy Dog with Tim Allen. --Kim

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