Robert Downey, Jr. planning ‘Baghdad Country Club’ telefilm

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Robert Downey, Jr. and his wife, Chicago-area native Susan Downey, and their Team Downey production company are in the driver’s seat for “Baghdad Country Club.” Planned as a TV film for Cinemax, the script for the project is being penned by “Justified” scribe Dave Andron.

It is based on an article written by Joshuah Bearman, who wrote an earlier story that ended up being turned into a huge film. Bearman wrote “The Great Escape,” which eventually became the Academy Award winning best picture “Argo.”

“Baghdad Country Club” is about a special forces soldier who became a mercenary, who then went about opening the only tavern in Baghdad’s “Green Zone,” operating at the height of the post-U.S. invasion of Iraq.

It is expected that Downey will star in the film.

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