Downey finds a singing role

Robert Downey Jr is moving from the screen to the music scene. The Ally McBeal and Chaplin star has signed an exclusive recording contract with Sony.

Robert Downey Jr is moving from the screen to the music scene. The Ally McBeal and Chaplin star has signed an exclusive recording contract with Sony.

“Robert is a brilliantly gifted songwriter who writes lyrics that are wise and moving,” said Sony Classical president Peter Gelb.

Downey’s debut CD, not yet titled, will include two covers – Smile by Charlie Chaplin and Your Move by Yes – and eight pop ballads written, sung and played on the piano by the actor.

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