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"Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey"Robert Downey Jr. has been set with his wife Susan Downey to produce the movie based on sinking of USS Indianapolis.

The ‘Iron Man’ star Robert Downey Jr., has teamed up with his wife Susan Downey, to produce the upcoming flick based on USS Indianapolis which sunk during the World War II in the year 1945.

As per the reports, the couple would join Warner Bros. to develop the project, which is preparing to be presented through modern values. The story of the movie will be shown, through the eyes of young Hunter Scott, an 11-year-old boy, who tries to clear the name of Charles McVay, a late court-martialed Captain of Indianapolis.

The USS Indianapolis was sunk by Japanese forces in the year 1945 and the crew was abandoned for days to fight starvation, shark attacks and hypothermia. Only 300 men, were able to survive following the shark attacks from 900 survived in the initial attack.

Scott learns about the Indianapolis through a scene of ‘Jaws’, while he was looking for subject of a national History Day competition. However, his research and proofs led to the clearance of the official record of the Captain Charles.

According to the sources, Warner Bros is not the first, who wanted to get the story of Hunter on big screen, as JJ Abrams of ‘Super 8’ also tried to develop the project through Universal Studios. However, it was shelved in late 2000s. The upcoming untitled project of Hunter Scott has hired Robert Schenkkan as the screenwriter.

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