Director of 'The King's Speech', Turns Down 'Iron Man 3'

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Tom Hooper, the acclaimed director of the Best Picture nominated 'The King's Speech', was offered--and turned down--the Director Role for 'Iron Man 3', according to the LA Times. Rather than hop on a fast moving train, Hooper wants to direct--wait for it--a remake of 'Les Miserables'. Apparently, Hooper wants to stay as far away from the mainstream as possible.

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Shane Black of 'Lethal Weapon' fame, took the director's gig for 'Iron Man 3' last week.