Prepared to go into the Downey-verse? The most recent mission from Robert Downey Jr. isn’t that long-awaited third Sherlock Holmes film, or a shock return to the MCU – it’s a documentary about his father, Robert Downey Sr., by the identify of “Sr.” (Sure, movie-title punctuation followers – the quote marks and the full-stop are all a part of the official title.) As a result of, whereas most audiences nowadays are conscious of Robert Downey Jr., A-list mega-star, earlier than him was Robert Downey Sr., a pioneering filmmaker and appearing expertise in his personal proper. In “Sr.”, directed by Fyre filmmaker Chris Smith, Downey Jr. makes an attempt to get a deal with on Downey Sr. as a father, as a filmmaker, and as a person. Watch the emotional trailer right here:
Doesn’t that look touching? The movie is produced by Downey Jr., who additionally seems as considered one of its central topics – given the familial nature of the mission, that is much less of an goal documentary than it’s an up-close-and-personal chronicle of two generations coming collectively, combining freshly-shot footage with that of previous household movies and archival materials. It’s a stirring thought – and then you definitely put ‘Father And Son’ excessive of it, and it feels all of the extra emotionally potent.
Having debuted at movie festivals earlier within the 12 months, “Sr.” is heading into choose cinemas from 18 November, and will probably be streaming on Netflix from 2 December.