Movie star Robert Downey Jr has reportedly scrapped plans to stage his Sunday (28AUG05) wedding at pal Ellen Barkin's upstate New York estate, fearing it will become a press event.

But the actor is still determined to exchange vows with producer Susan Levin as planned - they'll just move their big day to another venue.

According to sources, the couple felt too much was known about their big day and so they'll now taxi family and friends to a secret location after alerting them to the fact that the ceremony has been moved.