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Netflix releases trailer for Robert Downey Jr’s new movie about his late father


Netflix has released the trailer for Sr., a documentary about Robert Downey Jr.’s late father.

Shot over three years, the film examines Robert Downey Sr.’s career as a boundary-pushing filmmaker, including his decision to pursue one final film, as well as his life and relationship with his son.

Soundtracked by the song ‘Father & Son’ by Yusuf/Cat Stevens, the trailer features Downey Jr. trying to ask lots of questions about his dad’s opinions on things, and Downey Sr being very much unbothered by the project.

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But there’s also glimpses of them touching on the Iron Man actor’s troubled years, and his dad’s health issues that he suffered with before he passed away last year.

Downey Jr. shared the project in a recent Instagram post, saying: “He was a groundbreaking filmmaker. As well as my dad. It’s not uncomplicated… Sr. is a documentary that tells the story of Robert Downey’s maverick rise in NYC, his crash, burn and redemption in Hollywood and our relationship in the aftermath.”

Beyond this documentary, Downey Jr. has a number of projects that he’s currently involved in, including the Discovery+ series Downey’s Dream Cars, which will follow the actor and a team of experts taking classic cars and restoring them in a more environmentally-friendly fashion.

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He’s also going to feature in Oppenheimer, the new film from Inception and Tenet director Christopher Nolan, which tells the story of the man who created the first atom bomb during World War II. Downey Jr. is looking slightly older than usual in his role.

Meanwhile, a third Sherlock Holmes film starring the actor alongside Jude Law, with Guy Ritchie (or Dexter Fletcher) directing, doesn’t look like it’s any closer to coming out. However, studio Warner Bros. announced this year that they wanted to proceed ahead with a shared universe, and announced two spin-offs for HBO Max.

Sr. will be released on Netflix on December 2.





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