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Downey Jr in role as survivalist?

Published 21/10/2010 | 14:09

Robert Downey Jr could be playing a paranoid survivalist
Robert Downey Jr could be playing a paranoid survivalist

Robert Downey Jr could be set to star as a paranoid survivalist in a remake of Emergency! This Book Will Save Your Life.

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According to Deadline, Sony Pictures Entertainment has obtained rights to make a movie version of the Neil Strauss non-fiction book.

Robert and his wife Susan Downey - the producer of Sherlock Holmes - are expected to produce with The Love Guru's Michael De Luca.

Allan Loeb, who penned Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, will write the film as a potential star vehicle for Robert, according to the website.

The book tells how the author, convinced about a forthcoming apocalypse, moved his family and taught himself how to live off the land.

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