13 November 2012 2:25 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Warner Bros. is hoping that Jack Nicholson steps into the courtroom for The Judge, a drama that will star and is being developed by Robert Downey Jr. Warners is actively courting the notoriously picky Nicholson with an unofficial offer to play Downey’s father. The script, originally penned by Nick Schenk, is also now in his hands. Downey is on board to star as a successful attorney who returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his Alzheimer's-stricken father is the murder suspect. The man must represent his father in court, in the process becoming a

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