‘Iron Man 2’ Has a Writer
Fans of David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive might be surprised to learn the actor who played Adam Kesher will be writing the next Iron Man movie.
Writer/actor Justin Theroux has been signed on by Marvel to script the sequel, according to Variety. He’s had quite a varied Hollywood career already.
Theroux, a thesp-scribe best known for roles in "Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle" and HBO’s "Six Feet Under" and miniseries "John Adams," most recently wrote the DreamWorks comedy "Tropic Thunder," which Paramount will unspool next month.
In addition to writing and appearing in "Tropic Thunder," Theroux also exec produced the laffer, which stars Ben Stiller, Downey and Jack Black. He recently made his directing debut on "Dedication," which the Weinstein Co. distribbed.
"Iron Man," released in May, has earned more than $314 million at the domestic box office and collected another $252 million overseas.
The article also indicates deals are close to being finalized for Robert Downey Jr. and director Jon Favreau to return for Iron Man 2, which is supposed to make a 2010 release date.