‘Iron Man 2’ Writer Scores Directing Gig with ‘Chief Ron’

Lost your money and your dignity!

If you were wondering what Justin Theroux was doing after he finished writing Iron Man 2, you should mind your own business. But if you’re curious what he’s working on, we can probably fill you in.

Since we’ve been camped outside of his house with a pair of binoculars that Neil got from a box of Frosted Flakes. They don’t have much range, but theyyyy’re great for hiding in plain sight.

According to Variety, and our spy log, Universal has just hired the Tropic Thunder writer to direct the comedy Chief Ron – the story of a man who fakes a Native American heritage in order to start a casino.

I was really excited to hear they were doing a sequel to the hilarious, Kurt Russell masterpiece Captain Ron, but apparently that’s not what this movie is.

The concept is based off the real-life story of the very-Aryan-looking Ron Roberts, although the real-life version involves a court battle where Roberts prevails, and there’s no way the film would allege any calculated wrongdoing. So it looks like it’s loosely based.

Might not be a bad concept for the right actor. Theroux is a fantastic writer, although there’s no confirmation that he’ll be writing the script (or who will if he isn’t). This isn’t his first time directing either, although I haven’t seen his debut film Dedication that played at Sundance in 2007, so I can’t speak to his level of talent.

What do you think? A sequel to Captain Ron where he becomes a Chief of some sort would be awesome right?

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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