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Back in October it was reported that Robert Downey Jr.’s Team Downey would be bringing Perry Mason back to life in a 1930s period drama for Warner Bros., with the actor possibly set to star. According to The Hollywood Reporter, screenwriter Marc Guggenheim is in talks to write the film, based on a story by Team Downey.
Perry Mason began life as a character in more 80 short stories and novels written by Erle Stanley Gardner starting in the ’30s. The defense attorney had several adventures before moving into the world of radio and film. The character’s most famous interpretation, though, came from Raymond Burr and the two Mason series he starred in. Perry Mason ran from 1957 to 1966, while a series of 30 TV movies kicked off in 1985.
Guggenheim is no stranger to the law, as he used to be a lawyer himself and has created his own TV lawyer dramas Eli Stone and the upcoming Guilty. He has also written for Law & Order and Green Lantern, and will be guiding the upcoming Green Arrow series for The CW.