It looks like Robert Downey Jr. has a new project to focus on. The actor is being tipped to bring to life a film based on the U.S.S Indianapolis. The film will be based on the true story of the sinking of the Navy Vessel in 1945 by the Japanese.
The ship was taken out by enemy torpedoes 70 years ago, leaving the crew in shark-infested waters for over five days. Over 600 lives were lost that tragic day, most of which succumbed to starvation, hypothermia and shark attacks. The story was previously told on film by Robert Shaw’s character, Quint in 1975’s JAWS.
According to reports, the film will focus on a young boy who is working on a school project based on the Indianapolis, who uncovers true facts about the events. Strangely enough, that plot is also based on a true story, which would likely mean the film will be based on dual true stories.
Downey is co-producing the film with his wife, Susan with Tate Taylor set to direct. No word yet if the actor plans on starring in the film or when cameras will officially starts rolling on the film. No casting calls have been made as yet either.