Studios courting red-hot Robert Downey Jr. | EW.com

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Studios courting red-hot Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. is being courted by studios that want to help him sustain his much-heralded comeback. Following his role in the year’s highest-grossing movie so far (Iron Man), he’s once again on their must-have list. In recent weeks, the 43-year old actor has had his eye on various projects, including Twentieth Century Fox’s Travis McGee (based on John D. MacDonald’s detective series), Warner Bros.’ Sherlock Holmes update from director Guy Ritchie, Gary Ross’ fantasy/comedy Dog Years at Universal, and, as previously reported by EW.com, Brett Ratner’s Hugh Hefner biopic, among others. Hmmm… Robert Downey Jr. in a smoking jacket, surrounded by Bunnies? We can totally see it.