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Mr. and Mrs. Robert Downey to Produce Movie on USS Indianapolis

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Aug 17, 2011 | 3:00pm EDT

ALTOver 60 years after the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, Hollywood's infatuation continues. Next up: a fresh version produced by Robert Downey Jr. and his wife, Susan.

For those in need of a refresher: The ship sunk in 1945 during World War II, but not without an almost too-cinematic-to-be-true ending that involved hungry sharks. The horrific result was the largest loss of life American Navy history.

The updated version will look at the story through the eyes of a young boy, Hunter Scott, who in 1996 set out to feverishly research the incident and ultimately clear Capt. Charles McVay, the Indianapolis' Commanding Officer, of all wrongdoing.

Robert Schenkkan (HBO's The Pacific), an Emmy-nominated writer who knows a thing or two about World War II, will pen the script.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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