Trudie Styler: “As well as producing a child together, Robert and Susan also work together in their production company,Team Downey. It’s not an overstatement to say the partnership quite simply saved Robert Downey Jr.’s life. But does it ever get too much for them both, I wonder, living and working with each other all the time?”
RDJ:“Anybody who knows me knows how fortunate I am to have her, which is why our company is aptly named. There is nothing I’ve ever enjoyed more than the sense of being on a team and apart of a team, and I am happy to follow and I’m happy to lead.”
-The Big Issue
Warner Bros Takes ‘The Accidental Genius’ For Robert Downey Jr’s Production Banner
By MIKE FLEMING
EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros has acquired the Adam Gibgot pitch The Accidental Genius for Robert Downey Jr and Susan Downey’s Team Downey to produce with Ben Silverman’s Electus.
In the drama, an ordinary man awakens from a coma with astonishing intelligence, and visions of a bizarre symbol recognized only by a burnt-out prodigy. Together, the two men set out to solve a hundred-year-old mystery that could change the world.
The title refers to a rare but true medical condition in which a person emerges from a physical trauma with heightened mental abilities.