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    Robert Downey Jr.: From Iron Man to...Hugh Hefner?

    Iron Man: Robert Downey Jr. Paramount Pictures

    Brett Ratner makes no secret about who he wants to star in his movie about Hugh Hefner:

    Robert Downey Jr.!” he said at yesterday’s MTV Movie Awards. “That’s who I really want!”

    But nothing will be finalized until “a script comes in,” says Ratner.

    The director deflected rumors of Lindsay Lohan possibly playing a Playboy Bunny. “I’m just focusing on the star of the movie,” he says.

    The flick will only span 20 years, from 1955 to 1975. “It’s about Hugh Hefner, but it’s really the creation of the magazine," reveals Ratner. “Seventy-five really was the peak of the magazine.”

    He promises to show sides of Hefner we’ve never seen before: “People know he’s done Playboy and he has three girlfriends, but they don’t really know what he’s done for our culture and society. I think he’s a genius.”

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