Robert Downey Jr. Joins Park Chan-wook's American TV Series

  • By Kim Sung-hyun

    July 19, 2021 13:35

    "Iron Man" star Robert Downey Jr. will appear in Korean director Park Chan-wook's first American drama series.

    Downey joins the cast the upcoming HBO drama "The Sympathizer" and will play multiple sinister supporting roles including a congressman and a CIA agent.

    Robert Downey Jr. (left) and Park Chan-wook

    "With director Park at the helm, I expect this to be a creative producing adventure for [my wife], me and Team Downey and a stimulating process for myself in playing these complex supporting roles," the actor said in a statement. "It's exactly the type of challenge I've been craving."

    The series is an adaptation of Vietnamese-American writer Viet Thanh Nguyen's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a half Vietnamese, half-French double agent's life after the Vietnam War.

    The series is co-produced by the company behind "Minari," A24, with HBO and Park's production company Moho Film. 

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