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Robert Downey Jr. Leaves 'Cowboys and Aliens' for 'Sherlock Holmes' Sequel

January 13, 2010 (4:00 am) GMT
Having a scheduling conflict, Robert Downey Jr. has decided to quit upcoming movie 'Cowboys and Aliens' for 'Sherlock Holmes' sequel.

has dropped out of new movie "" to concentrate on the "" sequel, according to reports. The Hollywood actor was set to re-team with "" director for the sci-fi adventure, based on the 2006 graphic novel of the same name.

But Favreau is now looking for a new star after Downey Jr. quit the project following a schedule clash with a planned follow-up to the detective drama, according to EW.com. Studio bosses are reportedly set to have Downey Jr. back as Holmes in June to start shooting the sequel.

Robert Downey Jr. made a breakthrough when portraying James Spader's sidekick in 1985 film "Tuff Turf". His first lead role was Jack Jericho in 1987 movie "The Pick-up Artist". Several movies he has starred included "Iron Man", "" and "Sherlock Holmes".

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