Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr. were among the best parts of the hit comedy from a few years ago “Tropic Thunder”. Now the pair may be reuniting. RDJ signed on for “Pinnochio” with director Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland”, “Dark Shadows”) attached to direct. Burton is off that film and now Stiller is in talks to take over directing duties. Stiller’s upcoming directorial effort “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” gained a lot of positive buzz at Cinema Con so this could be an interesting pairing. Burton’s eye for visuals is pretty much unrivaled, but an argument can be made his eye for stories has faltered lately.

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