December 6th, 2010
10:38 AM ET
Busy actor Robert Downey Jr. is getting ready for a tune up. The Oscar winner is set to star in a new musical based at a theater camp.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is developing the comedy for Downey, who would play one half of a Broadway songwriting team who "find themselves creatively and financially bankrupt when their big-break musical flops."
In an attempt to find inspiration, the duo take jobs at the theater camp they attended as kids, teaching singing and dancing while coming up with a plan for a big comeback.
The film - featuring songs from Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, who composed the Broadway musical "Next to Normal" - wouldn't exactly be a stretch for the 45-year-old "Sherlock Holmes" star: He attended theater camp as a youth, and besides singing in several of his movies, he also released an album of songs in 2004.
It could be a while before Downey gets to warm up his pipes, however: He's already attached to star in the upcoming "The Avengers" movie and the film adaptation of the book "How to Talk to Girls."
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