Saturday, January 22

Robert Downey Jr. to star in 'Peabody and Sherman'

Robert Downey Jr., who recently gave the iconic Mr. Peanut a voice for the first time, has signed on to lend his distinguished pipes to the DreamWorks animated project, to be directed by Rob Minkoff in time for a 2014 release. “Certainly for Boomers, they’re in the sweet spot of our childhood animation memories, but beyond there it gets a little bit, well, not quite as familiar,” says director Rob Minkoff (The Lion King). I think this is the first time Dreamworks has adapted an existing animated project. "He is Sherlock Holmes, who's the world's smartest detective, and Tony Stark, the world's most brilliant inventor," Minkoff says. "He exhibits all the qualities we're trying to instill in Mr. Peabody." No other cast decisions such as Sherman, Peabody's 'boy' hasn't been announced as of yet.