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Netflix Acquires Team Downey's Sr. Robert Downey Documentary 'Sr.' Plans to Push Oscars This Season (Exclusive)

Sr. , a documentary about the maverick independent filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. , By Chris Smith (Fyre) and the producer of Robert Downey Jr., has been taken over by Netflix acquired and will receive a full Oscar boost for streaming this season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Downey Jr., who attended the film’s world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival earlier this month THR commented it as “unique and influential”), intended to represent his father (who died 10 projects to participate in the campaign) July 2021), will be in Online before the end of the year.

This film explores the life and work of Downey Sr. (he is best known for Madison Ave. satirePutney Swope), and themes from death to healing of intergenerational dysfunction (highlighting between Sr. and Jr. relationship), will be the October New York Film Festival and 1235213462 next screen .

Sr. is Don Team Nicky , by Downey Jr. and 2021 Susan Downey founded production company and library film. Netflix and Team Downey previously collaborated on the fantasy series Sweet Tooth , which is heading into its second season. Smith, a five-time Emmy nominee, has previously directed Netflix projects Fyre (the service was a huge success), Bad Vegan , Operation Varsity Blues and Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond.

“We are delighted that Netflix is ​​partnering with us on this highly personal project,” with Emily Barclay Ford and Kevin Ford , said in a statement. “They were the ideal home for our unconventional, absurd, brutal, deep homage.”

Smith added, “On the first day of filming , Sr. said “Believe in anything, anything can happen” – which eventually became the guiding light for the project. What started as a straightforward documentary quickly morphed into a documentary. Knowing what I am now Know, this is really the only way you can try to do something on both Downeys. Bigger than life, but as open and human as ever, trying to capture the highs, the lows and everything in between A glimpse is a joy and a life-affirming experience.”



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