DJ AM Cameo Included in Upcoming ‘Iron Man 2′ Flick
Last September, MTV moved forward with plans to debut their drug-intervention reality series ‘So Far Gone’ starring the late DJ AM. The network expressed some initial concern about airing the programming so soon after AM’s death, but went ahead after getting the green light from his family.
Now, DJ AM — real name, Adam Goldstein — will pop up on on the big screen in the upcoming Hollywood sequel, ‘Iron Man 2.’ The movie’s director, Jon Favreau, explained that leaving Goldstein’s cameo in the movie was a difficult decision to make.
“We tried to make it respectful, and for people who know him, they’ll get a kick out of it and for people who don’t it will sort of slide by without much notice,” Favreau told the LA Times on Wednesday, April 21. Goldstein will reportedly appear as the DJ in a scene where lead character Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) celebrates his birthday. It has not been revealed whether or not Goldstein has a speaking role, but Downey Jr. does address him at some point, saying, “Adam, I need a phat beat…”
According to Favreau, DJ AM became a big hit with the cast and stuck around to film more scenes than initially anticipated. “I was just a fan of his, just an admirer of his work, and it was supposed to be a one-day bit,” Favreau said, “But Robert took a real shine to him, as we all did. His energy was amazing, he was such an inspiring guy and there was a lot of depth to him and this positive energy. He ended up staying on with us for about a week and it was just great; we set up this turntable and between takes he would give me pointers.”
‘Iron Man 2′ will premiere in theaters on May 7. The film will be dedicated to DJ AM, who passed away on August 28, 2009.