Robert Downey Jr. is making a move into a new branch of showbiz -- at least for him -- musicals! In an upcoming Warner Bros. comedy, Downey's character will be one of two Broadway songwriters who hit on hard times after their latest musical flops.
In the story, the two bankrupt showmen are compelled to work as counselors for kids at a theater camp while they plot their return to the bright lights of Broadway.
The project comes from Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, the team behind the rock opera Next to Normal.
Good idea or bad?
Many people (myself included) just don't associate Robert Downey Jr. with singing, but sing he does, and very well, thank you.
If you remember, the talented actor sang "Chances Are" with Vonda Shepard and "Every Breath You Take" with Sting himself on Ally McBeal in 1997.
He has also crooned on several soundtracks of his films, such as Chaplin, The Singing Detective, and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
Downey released his own album to boot. The Futurist came out in 2005.
And just in case you need proof, here's a video of Downey, warbling "Man Like Me" from The Futurist:
So ... how did you like it? Would you go to see Robert Downey Jr. in a musical comedy?
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