Downey Jr. to play Hugh Hefner in ‘Playboy’

May 24th, 2008 - 8:50 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Hugh Hefner

New York, May 24 (IANS) “Iron Man” star Robert Downey Jr is tipped to play Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner in a movie based on his life. Downey Jr. is enjoying a comeback after having battled drug addiction for years. He is receiving numerous offers after the success of “Iron Man”.

Although the Hefner biopic deal has not been finalised, sources say that Hefner has given the seal of approval to Downey Jr, reports. The movie is tentatively titled “Playboy”.

Hefner supposedly liked Downey Jr after he saw him in “Iron Man” and said, “admiring his humor and skill in showing his vulnerability.”

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