WB-based company also taps president
Jon Berg, who brought the project to Susan Downey’s attention during the “Sherlock” shoot, is overseeing the project for Warner Bros. The Downeys have worked on five films together — “Gothika,” “Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang,” “Sherlock Holmes,” “Iron Man 2” and “Due Date,” with Susan Downey serving as exec producer on the latter two. They’re also working on “Sherlock Holmes 2” with Guy Ritchie returning as director along with the rest of the cast and producers including Lin, Joel Silver and Lionel Wigram. The Team Downey banner’s also planning to develop mainstream projects that may not necessarily be star vehicles for Robert Downey Jr. on which he could produce, direct or co-star. “We’re looking for smart, character-driven projects with successful stories,” Susan Downey said.