Thursday, March 21, 2013

Dax Shepard Joins WB’s ‘The Judge’


EXCLUSIVE: Robert Downey Jr. anchors Warner Bros.The Judge, the David Dobkin-directed project about a lawyer who returns home after his mother’s death only to learn that his estranged father, the town’s judge (Robert Duvall), is suspected of murder. Dax Shepard joins a cast that includes Vincent D’Onofrio and Vera Farmiga. The Team Downey and Big Kid Pictures film is written by Bill Dubuque, who was tapped to redraft Nick Schenk’s original script. Downey, Susan Downey, and Dobkin are producing. Shepard is a regular on NBC’s Parenthood and last year starred in, wrote, and co-directed the indie feature Hit And Run, released by Open Road. He is repped by CAA.

 Deadline.com, 3.20.13


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Vera Farmiga Sets Sights on ‘The Judge’

Coming on the heels of her “Bates Motel” premiere, Vera Farmiga is now in negotiations to join Robert Downey Jr.and Robert Duvall in Warner Bros. “The Judge.”

Vincent D’Onofrio and Billy Bob Thornton 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.

Farmiga would play Downey’s former girlfriend.

Bill Dubuque has written the most recent draft, with Nick Schenk writing the original script.
Farmiga is already having a good week with “Bates Motel” attracting more than 3 million viewers in its premiere. She is repped by CAA and Authentic and Literary Management.

Variety.com, 3.20.13




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