The Sympathizer – HBO Orders Espionage Thriller Drama Collection; Robert Downey Jr. to Co-Star

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After formally hanging up his Iron Man go well with in Avengers: Endgame, Robert Downey Jr. seems to be to have discovered his subsequent massive position to sort out whereas additionally marking his first starring TV enterprise. Sources inform Deadline, HBO has ordered the A24 drama sequence adaptation of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Sympathizer, with Downey hooked up to co-star.

The novel is an espionage thriller and cross-culture satire in regards to the struggles of a half-French, half-Vietnamese communist spy throughout the closing days of the Vietnam Struggle and his ensuing exile in the US. A worldwide search is underway for the lead position and the remainder of the predominantly Vietnamese ensemble.

Described as a “blistering exploration of id and America, a gripping spy novel and a strong story of affection and friendship,” the novel is hailed as a brand new basic of struggle fiction and has been in comparison with the works of Kafka, Orwell, and le Carré.

Execs now will look to solid the title character who will co-star reverse Downey.