Downey, Jr. and Galifianakis Get A ‘Due Date’

Downey and GalifianakisSince playing the leading role in Iron Man Robert Downey, Jr. has rocketed back onto the film scene and everyone it seems wants to work with him. The latest is director Todd Phillips in his new film Due Date. If you don’t recognize Phillips’ name you’ve certainly heard of his last project, The Hangover, which grossed over $400 million worldwide. With that film such a critical success, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Due Date become another hit.

Downey leads an all star cast including Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover, Bored to Death), Michelle Monaghan (Made of Honor) and Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx, who starred opposite Downey in The Soloist. Due Date also brings back much of the talent behind The Hangover and sounds like it will draw on the same elements that made that film so hilarious:

“Downey plays Peter Highman, an expectant first-time father whose wife’s due date is a mere five days away.  As Peter hurries to catch a flight home from Atlanta to be at her side for the birth, his best intentions go completely awry when a chance encounter with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis) forces Peter to hitch a ride with Ethan—on what turns out to be a cross-country road trip that will ultimately destroy several cars, numerous friendships and Peter’s last nerve.”

Downey and Galifianakis’ journey will be as much a road trip on film as it is in real life.  Production is set to take place across the USA in Georgia, New Mexico, Arizona and Los Angeles. Due Date is scheduled for a Fall 2010 release.

  • jaime
    October 7, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    @ BOB STAR,Thanks mate!

  • Bob Starr
    October 6, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    @Jamie, you didn’t come off like that at all. No worries. We all appreciate the feedback you bring to the site. Very much appreciated!

  • jaime
    October 5, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    @ David , sorry Brother you still have not sold me,just on the cast it’s a wait for Dvd movie!

  • David
    October 5, 2009 at 9:45 am

    I was on set in Atlanta to watch Robert Downey Jr. and James Martin Kelly work together in the first scene on the first day of principal photography. If what I saw was any indication of what it will be like to watch Zak G and RDJ together, this is going to be rolling in the aisle funny!

    • jon
      October 7, 2009 at 6:52 pm

      how long will they be in Atlanta?

      • David
        October 11, 2009 at 7:19 pm

        @ Jon – I believe they have already moved on to New Mexico.

  • jaime
    October 4, 2009 at 12:42 am

    @ Bob star, Thank’s man did not mean to come off like an Ass! my bad,luv the site & your post’s keep it up brother.

  • Annonymous
    October 3, 2009 at 6:03 am

    This movie is going to be fantastic !!!! They have just an awesome cast involved and a good director and some good producers. Did Robert take lower his normal pay so that Susan could be a producer on the film??? I know he says he misses her and feels lonely without her. I was wondering if he had so she could be with him?? It would be worth it though to get a fantastic and talented actor such as Robert Downey Jr. to star in your film. He’s worth any arrangement. RDJ is talented and has a great comedic timing. I feel that he and Zack will be good together. I am glad though that they are saying that Michelle Monaghan and Jamie Foxxs’ roles won’t be that big. I think that would ruin the film and take too much time away from Robert and Zack. Those two are who everyone really wants to go see!!!!! Should be fun!!!!! Can’t wait!!! What is funny is that “DUE DATE and Oobermind ” both come out on November 5th 2010. Robert was going to be in “Oobermind”. Guess I’ll be seeing “DUE DATE” now. I definitely would rather see Robert and Zack than listen to Will Farrells’ winey voice anyday!!!! Go Robert and Zack!

  • Bob Starr
    October 3, 2009 at 4:22 am

    Hey Jaime,

    Well, the details in the post came out officially on Friday so I thought it was worth writing up for those readers who may not know about the upcoming film. However, I’m glad you’re there to keep us (me) on my toes. Thanks!

  • jaime
    October 3, 2009 at 4:14 am

    @ Bob star-Well it is man,got wind of this back in june!

  • Bob Starr
    October 3, 2009 at 4:07 am

    Hey Jaime,

    Out of curiosity why are you saying this is old news?

  • jaime
    October 2, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    This is old news guy’s why is it coming back up?

  • Caley
    October 2, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Proven formula (odd couple road trip) + Great cast = success!

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