16 items from 2013
Additional shooting for the upcoming RoboCop reboot is taking place in Vancouver and one lucky passerby got footage of the new RoboCop driving his motorcycle. Check out the video below and for a better look at RoboCop and his motorcycle check out this video . The film stars Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste. From Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Columbia Pictures, the film was written by Josh Zetumer and Nick Schenk, based on the 1987 motion picture written by Edward Neumeier & Michael Miner. The film is produced by Marc Abraham and Eric Newman, with Bill Carraro serving as executive producer. In RoboCop , the year »
So, Leighton Meester and Jeremy Strong have joined the cast of David Dobkin‘s upcoming drama The Judge? Not bad at all, they will join previously announced Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vincent D’Onofrio, Billy Bob Thornton and Vera Farmiga and that, my friends, is what we call – an awesome cast! Dobkin will direct the whole thing from a script written by Nick Schenk and Bill Dubuque, and as we previously reported, the movie will revolve around: …a big-city lawyer who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and...
- Jeanne Standal
Robert Downey Jr. stars as an attorney, who returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral. He finds that his father (Robert Duvall) is the only suspect in the killing and must curb his emotion to uncover the truth.
Vincent D’Onofrio, Billy Bob Thornton and Vera Farmiga also star in the pic with David Dobkin helming. Project will be a co-production between Team Downey and Big Kid Pictures; Susan Downey, Dobkin and David Gambino are producing.
Dramedy follows a big-city lawyer who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.
Strong will play Downey’s youngest brother and Meester will play Farmiga’s daughter.
The pic marks Meester’s first major role since her popular TV show “Gossip Girl” ended her run. »
- Justin Kroll
Farmiga will play a waitress who never left the small town, and has a connection to the attorney's past. Vincent D’Onofrio also stars, while Nick Schenk penned the script.
Shooting kicks off this June in Boston.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Robert Downey Jr. stars as a big city lawyer who returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral, where he learns that his father (Robert Duvall), the local judge, is the prime suspect in her death. Vera Farmiga will play a waitress who never left the small town, and has a connection to the attorney's past. Vincent D'Onofrio also stars in the drama.
Thus far the casting for David Dobkin's upcoming dramedy The Judge has been all about the boys. In addition to Robert Downey Jr., who has been attached to the project since last April, the last week has seen the film sign on Robert Duvall, Vincent D'onofrio and Billy Bob Thornton. The latest addition, however, finally adds a pair of X chromosomes to the mix. Vera Farmiga, who was just featured in the debut episode of the Bates Motel television series, based on Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, has signed on to play the female lead in The Judge. Scripted by Bill Dubuque, Nick Schenk, and David Seidler, the film centers on a big-city lawyer (Downey Jr.) who returns home after spending years away to attend his mother's funeral, but is shocked to learn that his father (Duvall), the local judge, is suspected of murdering her. According to The Hollywood Reporter, »
All eyes on Vera Farmiga! Just to see that it’s not all about Bates Motel these days, we’re here to report that this great actress is set to star in David Dobkin‘s upcoming dramedy titled The Judge! Yeah, yeah, this actually means that Farmiga will join previously announced Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall! Sounds good, or what? Let us once again remind you that Dobkin is directing the whole thing from a script written by Nick Schenk and Bill Dubuque, which centers on: …a big-city lawyer who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder. He... Related posts: Robert Duvall To Play Robert Downey Jr.’s Father In The Judge! Robert Downey Jr. to Star in David Dobkin’s The Judge Vera Farmiga and Mia Wasikowska In A View From The Bridge Vera Farmiga and James Caan »
- Jeanne Standal
Robert Downey Jr. spent a lot of time looking for an actor to play his father in the upcoming David Dobkin film The Judge. Late last year the Iron Man star was trying hard to get Jack Nicholson to join, but when those plans fell through they signed Robert Duvall for the part. The casting news has been rolling in since, with it just being reported earlier today that Vincent D'onofrio has joined the production, and now we have yet another report to share. Billy Bob Thornton, who just recently worked with Duvall on his directorial effort Jayne Mansfield's Car, is now in talks to play one of the central antagonists in the upcoming film, according to Variety. Based on an original script by Nick Schenk that was rewritten by Bill Dubuque, The Judge tells the story of a hot-shot lawyer (Downey Jr.) who returns to his hometown after being »
Director David Dobkin is best known for helming raunchy, broad comedies like the smash hit Wedding Crashers and the underrated switcheroo pic The Change-Up. But for his next venture, he's diving into drama.well dramedy anyway.with Warner Bros' The Judge. Penned by Nick Schenk (Gran Torino) and revised by Bill Dubuque, the film will star Robert Downey Jr. as a successful lawyer who returns home following the unexpected death of his mother. Once there, he discovers his estranged father is suspected of having murdered her, and the two reconnect while trying to clear the family name. Downey had campaigned for Jack Nicholson to play his father in this flick. But once Nicholson said no, producers wrangled another storied heavy hitter in Robert Duvall. THR reports the latest to join this already impressive cast is Law & Order: Criminal Intent star Vincent D'Onofrio, who has been steadily scoring film roles since »
Robert Downey Jr. stars as an attorney, who tries to solve the mystery surrounding his mother's death. Vincent D'Onofrio will be playing the role of the attorney's older brother with Robert Duvall playing his father.
Vincent D'Onofrio most recently appeared in The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman and will next be seen in Mikael Håfström's The Tomb starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
No production schedule has been released.
Robert Downey Jr can pretty much do anything he wants film-wise these days, even without a high tech suit of armour to help. But one thing he apparently cannot do is convince Jack Nicholson to co-star with him in new drama-comedy The Judge. Fortunately for Rdj, Robert Duvall is willing to step in. The Change-Up’s David Dobkin is directing this one, working from a script by Nick Schenk, David Seidler and Bill Dubuque. The Judge finds Downey Jr as a successful lawyer (bet he’s slick and quip-happy too) who returns to his small-town home for his mother’s funeral.There he discovers that his dad (Duvall), the town’s judge, is the top suspect in her murder. As he sets out to discover the truth of the matter, our hero digs into his past and reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.Yes, it sounds »
According to Variety, Robert Duvall will be joining Robert Downey Jr. in director David Dobkin’s The Judge. Though the filmmakers were initially pursuing Jack Nicholson for the role, those negotiations fell through and now Duvall is stepping in.
For those unfamiliar with the film, the dramedy, written by Bill Dubuque (with former drafts being penned by David Seidler and Nick Schenk), will follow Downey Jr.’s character, “a big-time lawyer who returns home after his mother dies, only to learn that his father — who happens to be the judge (Duvall) — is a suspect. Working to get to the bottom of the case gives him the opportunity to reconnect with his family.”
With Duvall and Downey Jr. set for the lead roles, the focus now turns to finding an actress for the part of the ex-girlfriend. Word has it that Vera Farmiga and Elizabeth Banks are both in contention but as of now, »
- Matt Joseph
The story centers on a successful lawyer (Robert Downey Jr.) who returns to his hometown and learns that his father (Robert Duvall), the town's judge, is accused of murdering his mother. The attorney sets out to find the truth, while reconnecting with his estranged dad, who suffers from Alzheimer's Disease.
David Dobkin is directing from a screenplay by Bill Dubuque, who rewrote the original draft by Nick Schenk (Gran Torino). The studio is also closing in on casting the lawyer's ex-girlfriend, with Vera Farmiga and Elizabeth Banks considered the top choices for the part.
Robert Duvall last starred in »
Robert Downey Jr. had a very specific vision of who he wanted to play his father in the upcoming dramedy The Judge. Back in November of last year we learned that the Iron Man star was hoping that Jack Nicholson would be willing to the take the part, which would see him playing the eponymous character. Unfortunately Downey Jr. didn't get his wish, but the project has landed another Oscar winner instead. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Robert Duvall is now attached to star in The Judge, which is being directed by David Dobkin. The story, which was originally scripted by Nick Schenk and recently rewritten by Bill Dubuque, follows a hot-shot lawyer (Downey Jr.) who, after a long time away, returns home after the sudden death of his mother. When he arrives, however, he is shocked to learn that his estranged father (Duvall) is suspected of murdering her. »
Okay, so it's not quite Jack Nicholson, who the filmmakers were hoping for last fall, but a movie with Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr. in the lead roles still sounds pretty good us. The veteran actor has signed up for "The Judge." Downey Jr. has long been attached to the project, and last spring the "Wedding Crashers" and "Fred Claus" director David Dobkin came on board as well. And now with Iron Man free from his Marvel duties for the moment, this one is taking firmer shape. The dramedy centers on a big-time lawyer (Rdj) who returns home after his mother dies, only to learn that his father -- who happens to be the judge (Duvall) -- is a suspect. Working to get to the bottom of the case gives him the opportunity to reconnect with his family. "The King's Speech" writer David Seidler and Nick Schenk both tackled »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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