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Samuel Jackson sure of Iron man role

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

London (ANI): Actor Samuel L. Jackson is puzzled over rumours of his involvement Jon Favreau"s film based on the comic book saga Iron Man. The film stars Robert Downey Jr and Gwyneth Paltrow but apparently the Pulp Fiction star is waiting for the director"s call to be a part of the project. "Everybody keeps saying, 'Aren't you in Iron Man?' and I keep going, 'Look, the guy in the comic looks just like me and if they do cast it and they don't cast me, there's gonna be some problems,' so I'm looking forward to that." Contact music quoted, Jackson as saying.

Jackson who had a lukewarm response to his latest flick 'Black Snake Moan" is also very keen to play a cameo in the new 'Indiana Jones" film. The 58- year-old actor has a string of hits like Pulp Fiction for which he had earned an Academy Award Nomination, Jurassic Park and Deep Blue Sea. He blames studio bosses for the lukewarm response his movie 'Black Snake Moan" received at the box office. The cinema release of the film, which co-stars Christina Ricci and Justin Timberlake, was a flop.

The Pulp Fiction star thinks that the film could not become a blockbuster because it was not marketed in a proper manner, when it released last year. Jackson, however, is content that the movie is findings a new audience on DVD.

"The movie didn't make a lot of money but people discovered it on DVD and found out that it's not really a movie about me making Christina Ricci my slave," Contactmusic quoted him as saying. "They (studio bosses) sort of made it look like she was my little sex slave; she had a little torn shirt on and a big chain... It didn't quite work out as well as we wanted it to," he added. Although the film failed to win accolades, Jackson still hopes to bag a Grammy Award for the six tunes he performed on the film's soundtrack.

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