Boyhood-director Richard Linklater will Robert Downey Jr. directing in his new movie, based on a podcast about the infamous doctor John Brinkley.
In the episode Man of the People of the podcast Reply All is the true story of the infamous doctor John Brinkley, who in the early twentieth century, a career built on lies about his education, the prescription of fake drugs and advice over the radio. Eventually, his deception was exposed by a fellow, Morris Fishbein.
What is the role Robert Downey Jr. will play in the film adaptation, that of Brinkley or how to apply the theory, it is not yet known. With Linklater at the wheel, the story is already in good hands.