Robert Downey Jr. to teach at theater camp?
December 6th, 2010
10:38 AM ET

Robert Downey Jr. to teach at theater camp?

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."

soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. garish

    Which Theatre Camp did he go to?

    Also- hope some other post campers get into the Musical- those that can sing and great cameos (Braff:-)

    December 15, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. roger

    Perhaps he will show the students how to properly light a crack pipe!

    December 6, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Be Loud

    He was nominated for Chaplin and Tropic Thunder

    December 6, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Posh-Kenneth

    pssh... he won one for Tropic Thunder. Duh.

    but seriously... he's never won one. Fail again CNN.

    December 6, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Judith

    I believe he won one for "Chaplin".

    December 6, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  6. Be Quiet

    Oscar winner? I could be wrong, but I don't think Robert Downey, Jr. ever won an Oscar.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |

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