Robert Downey Jr to produce a war movie

Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr and his wife Susan are to produce a movie about the sinking of a US warship during the second World War.

hollywood Updated: Aug 21, 2011 01:08 IST
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Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr and his wife Susan are to produce a movie about the sinking of a US warship during the second World War.



The 46-year-old actor wants to bring a film about the tragic incident, which saw the US warship, USS Indianapolis, sunk by a Japanese torpedo, leaving the crew in shark-infested waters, said The Hollywood Reporter.



It will be told through the eyes of 11-year-old boy Hunter Scott, who embarked on a journey in 1996 to exonerate the court-marshalled captain of the vessel after reading into the subject for a History Day competition.

First Published: Aug 20, 2011 20:08 IST