Downey Jr., Linklater Team On Con Man Tale

Robert Downey Jr. is set to star and Richard Linklater will direct a currently untitled con-man feature which has been setup at Annapurna and Team Downey.

Based on the episode ‘Man of the People’ from the Reply All podcast, the true story tale follows two doctors: Dr. John Brinkley, who scammed his way to fame and fortune using fake medicine and radio, and America Medical Association editor Dr. Morris Fishbein who goes on a decade-long quest to take Brinkley down.

Downey, his wife Susan Downey, PJ Vogt, Tim Howard, Chris Giliberti and Megan Ellison will produce. Downey is occupied with “Avengers” filming commitments for much of this year, while Linklater is working on Amazon’s “Last Flag Flying” and Annapurna’s “Where’d You Go, Bernadette”.

Source: THR