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By The Chicago Tribune
It's not a 100 percent done deal, but sources say Hefner has signed off on Downey to play him in the movie, with the working title "Playboy."
He took a liking to the actor after seeing "Iron Man" and admiring his humor and skill in showing his vulnerability.
Chicago is expected to be used for the shooting of scenes focusing on the early years of Playboy magazine. A Chicago native, Hefner grew up in Galewood and launched Playboy here before moving the California.
No word yet on when the cameras actually will begin rolling, but it could happen as soon as next summer -- depending on Downey's "Iron Man 2" filming and the finalization of the Hefner script.