Robert Downey Jr's Team Downey To Produce Accidental Genius For Warner Bros

By Kelly West 2011-10-13 18:46:24discussion comments
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Imagine suffering some major trauma and regaining consciousness to discover you have heightened mental abilities. Thatís the concept being explored in the drama film recently acquired by Warner Bros and set to be produced by Robert Downey Jr.ís Team Downey.

According to Deadline, Team Downey is set to produce the drama, titled Accidental Genius, with Ben Silvermanís Electus. The film follows a regular man who comes out of a coma to find heís much smarter than he was before. Heís also having ďvisions of a bizarre symbol recognized only by a burnt-out prodigy.Ē The newly-brainy man and the burnt-out prodigy team up to try to solve the mystery of the symbol, which could end up changing the world.

Set to executive-produce the film is Adam Gibgot, who has worked with Silverman previously on a number of pilots for NBC.

Itís hard to judge by the description exactly what the tone will be for the film, however the mention of a world-changing secret symbol could push it more toward adventure/thriller. Itíll be interesting to see who is cast in the lead roles. As Deadline notes, Team Downey, which is run by Robert Downey Jrís wife Susan, was set up at Warner Bros to develop films for Downey Jr. to star. If he were to star in this one, would he be better as the accidental genius, or the burnt out prodigy? The latter seems like it could be a great fit for the actor.
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