Robert Downey Jr wants ‘How to Talk to Girls’ role

Robert Downey Jr

Irish American film star Robert Downey Jr. is angling to appear in "How To Talk To Girls," the adaptation of a best-selling book by a nine-year-old boy giving advice about the opposite sex.

The book began as a school project for young Alec Greven, but it eventually roped him a major publishing deal, leading to three further lucrative and best-selling 'How To' books.

Susan Downey, the actor's wife, looks set to become a producer on the project, and is overseeing potential redrafts of the script, sources say.

Currently the 45-year-old actor is circling the project, meaning he has yet to commit, and meanwhile he's gearing up to appear in 'Oz: The Great and Powerful' with Disney.