Robert Downey Jr. And Richard Linklater Team Up | Film News
It seems you can create a movie from anything, nowadays. Books, video games, plays, and now you can add podcasts to the list.
Robert Downey Jr is set to star in a film based on the episode Man Of The People from the Reply All podcast. The episode follows two doctors: Dr. John Brinkley, who scammed his way to fame and fortune using fake medicine and radio, and America Medical Association editor, Dr. Morris Fishbein, who goes on a decade-long quest to take Brinkley down.
Reply All is a show revolving around how technology and people shape the world, with this particular episode having aired earlier this January.
The as yet untitled film will be directed by Richard Linklater, with Downey Jr. producing under his Team Downey banner along with Annapurna Pictures. Let’s hope the film is a hit, otherwise a few years down the line we may be treated to articles such as ‘Will There Ever Be A Good Film Based On A Podcast?’.