Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 69%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
01 May 2015
Podcast 159: Carey Mulligan
Carey had a little lamb, little lamb...
Channing Tatum Wants To Fight The Forever War
He's attached to the long-simmering novel adaptation
Sam Worthington Moves To The Shack
He'll star in Stuart Hazeldine's latest
X-Men: Apocalypse's Jubilee And Jean Grey Hit Instagram
Courtesy of director Bryan Singer
New Tomorrowland Character Videos Reveal More Story
Who are Casey and Athena?
Marcus Nispel Finds Stowaway
Conan director takes to the seas
Ouija Summons Up A Sequel
Is there anybody there again? Yes!
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
27 January 2015
Daniel Brühl's Captain America: Civil War Role Revealed
Sound the spoiler klaxon!
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Judge (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The King Of Marvin Gardens
Empire Star Rating
Chinatown (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Shining (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Downey Jr Wants To Meet The Judge
Jack Nicholson could be his dad

14 November 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Robert Downey Jr., Jack Nicholson

With his latest shooting stint filling Iron Man’s armour now behind him, Robert Downey Jr is on the hunt for films to keep him busy in 2013. He has various projects in development, and has added another to that ever-growing list: The Judge.

The drama would see Downey Jr starring as a successful lawyer who returns home for his mother’s funeral. But in a twist, he discovers that his father, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, may have killed her, and that he’s now the main murder suspect.

Our man decides to represent his pop in court, and in the process finds something new and more decent within himself.

Downey Jr and his producing partners (including his wife, Susan Downey) are now courting Jack Nicholson to play the role of the father. Given the picky actor’s general reluctance to take on new roles, it might be an uphill battle, but everyone’s hopeful.

Nick Schenk wrote the script and David Dobkin is attached to direct and co-produce. It’s anyone’s guess when this will start shooting. 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Kit Harington Starring In Pompeii
Paul WS Anderson's new disaster
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Updated! Stan Lee’s Marvel-lous Cameos – Now With Even More Cameos
From Daredevil to... Daredevil?

11 Of The Silliest Sesame Street Film Parodies
From Aveggies: Age Of Ultron to Big Birdman (and back again)

Astonishing Movie Star Music Video Cameos
Hiccup, Rhodey and Spidey join the party

Podcast #158: Paul Bettany, Charlie Cox
The Vision vs. Daredevil

Daredevil Season 1 Spoiler Podcast - Featuring Charlie Cox
The team discuss and dissect the Marvel / Netflix show

Richard Armitage Bids Farewell To The Hobbit
On goat-riding, keepsakes and saying goodbye to Thorin

Empire's Jurassic World Covers Unveiled
You're going to hear her roar

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire Digital Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)