Would Robert Downey Jr. Want To Star In Alfred Hitchcock 1958 Cult Classic Vertigo’?

Paramount Pictures secures rights to late filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock’s cult classic psychological thriller ‘Vertigo’

Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. in the lead role

The rights to late filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 classic psychological thriller “Vertigo” secured by Paramount Pictures. “Iron Man” star Robert Downey Jr. is reportedly in talks to play the lead. The actor is producing the project with his wife Susan Downey through their team Downey Production Company, John Davis and John Fox through Davis Entertainment, reports Variety.

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Steven Knight, creator of ‘Peaky Blinders

is set to pen the script for Lucasfilm following his commitment to writing an untitled “Star Wars” film, Variety reported Wednesday. Kept a low profile, turned out to be one of the highest-grossing films of all time and ‘Dolittle’ of 2020. He produced and appeared in the documentary ‘Senior’ about his father, and he set to appear alongside Cillian Murphy in Christopher Nolan’s historical epic ‘Oppenheimer this July.

Spanish Mission Tower

According to Variety, the original “Vertigo” starred James Stewart as John Scotty Ferguson, a San Francisco police detective who retires due to a paralyzing fear of heights brought on by a severe case of vertigo. After hired to tail Madeleine (Kim Novak), the wife of an acquaintance, Scotty becomes obsessed with her, but when she climbs the tower of a Spanish mission and falls to her death, his fears prevent him from saving her. makes him powerless. And then things get really weird.

Sight and Sound Publications of the British Film Institute

‘Vertigo’ not a huge hit when it first released in theatres, and left critics divided. But by the 1980s, it began to recognized as a masterpiece. In 1982, in a poll of the best films ever made by the British Film Institute’s Sight & Sound publication (held every 10 years), ‘Vertigo’ made the top 10, and continued to climb the list. reached the number one spot. 2012 survey.

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