Robert Downey Jr. is about to put on his dancing shoes for a big screen musical according to THR. The actor has signed on for a role that will have him channel his inner Mr. Schuester (from “Glee“) mixed with Jack Black’s character from School of Rock. Downey can solve mysteries as Sherlock Holmes, save the world as Iron Man, and apparently sing and dance his way into our hearts. Is there anything he can’t do?
The untitled film will be a comedy musical that comes from a pitch picked up by Warner Bros that centers on “two Broadway songwriters who find themselves creatively and financially bankrupt when their big-break musical flops. Searching for inspiration, they take jobs as counselors at the theater camp they attended as kids and hatch a plan for a big comeback.”
Producers and writers Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt knew that Downey attended theatre camp as a kid and took a chance on him being interested. They tailored the film to the actor and he signed on to star and produce alongside his wife Susan with their Team Downey banner.
For those of you who don’t know, Downey can really cut a rug. He actually learned how to tap dance from Martin Sheen’s son Ramone Estevez. If you don’t believe me, see for yourself…
What do you think of Downey Jr. starring in a musical? Are you interested in seeing it?