Park Chan-wook and A24’s ‘Sympathizer’ Lands at HBO with Robert Downey Jr. Starring

Park Chan-wook and A24’s ‘Sympathizer’ Lands at HBO with Robert Downey Jr. Starring
Robert Downey Jr. has found his next big followup to 2019’s smash hit “Avengers: Endgame” in Park Chan-wook’s upcoming drama series “The Sympathizer,” which HBO has ordered from A24. The espionage series is based on Viet Tanh Nguyen’s 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The news was first reported by Deadline. Downey Jr. is “set to play multiple supporting roles as the main antagonists, all of whom represent a different arm of the American establishment — including an up-and-coming Orange County Congressman, a CIA agent and a Hollywood film director, among others.”

The project will bring “Oldboy” and “The Handmaiden” director Park Chan-wook back to television following his 2018 limited series “The Little Drummer Girl,” which starred Florence Pugh, Alexander Skarsgård, and Michael Shannon.

“Adapting Mr. Nguyen’s important and masterful work requires a visionary team,” Downey Jr. told Deadline in a statement. “With Director Park at the helm, I expect this to
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