Robert Downey Jr. to star in How to Talk to Girls?

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Based on Arthur Kopit's book for the 1982 Tony Award-winning musical, "Nine" features an all-star cast of Nicole Kidman, Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Sophia Loren, and Kate Hudson. The story centers on Guido Contini (Day-Lewis), a gifted Italian filmmaker who develops writer's block at the age of 50. Looking for some help, he calls on all the women in his life from both the past and present.
November 18th, 2010

Robert Downey Jr. wants a starring role in 'How to Talk to Girls'.

The 'Due Date' actor - who has now officially pulled out of appearing in Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity', which has had multiple casting problems in recent months - is keen to star in the movie, an adaptation of a book by a nine-year-old boy giving advice about the opposite sex.

The book was originally a school project by Alec Greven, and landed him a publishing deal, leading to three further 'How to' books.

Stu Zicherman and Ben Karlin have already written a draft for the movie, but it is now being re-written with Downey Jr. in mind.

His wife Susan Downey is to become a producer on the project, and is overseeing potential writers to undertake a redraft, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Currently the 45-year-old actor is only "eyeing" the project, and is still signed up to appear in 'Oz: The Great and Powerful' with Disney.