‘Green Lantern’ Writer to Pen Robert Downey Jr’s ‘Perry Mason’ Reboot
One of innumerable franchises currently in the early stages of a reboot/remake treatment is the Perry Mason series, which really exploded in popularity when Raymond Burr portrayed the title character in a 1950s TV show version (based in part on Erle Stanley Gardner’s original novels). Robert Downey Jr. is producing the new PM movie and reportedly intends to portray the eponymous investigative lawyer onscreen.
It makes sense then that Downey and his fellow producers would employ a lawyer-turned-screenwriter (in the form of Marc Guggenheim) to script the new Perry Mason film, which will be based on an original story about the character as co-conceived by Downey and the president of his Team Downey banner, David Gambino.
Guggenheim (as THR mentions in its scoop) practiced as an attorney in Boston before he started writing for and ...
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