The cast of The Judge is fast coming together. For a long time it was just Robert Downey Jr. attached, while they tried to get Jack Nicholson to star alongside him. However with Jack passing on the film, in the last few days they’ve added Robert Duvall, Vincent D’Onofrio and now Variety reports that Billy Bob Thornton is in talks to sign on for the film.
The Judge is about a lawyer (Downey Jr.) who reluctantly returns to his hometown after being away for decades, in order to attend his mother’s funeral. When he arrives, he discovers that his estranged and elderly judge father (Duvall) is suspected of killing her. He has to work to prove his dad’s innocence, which allows the two of them to bond in a way they never have before.
If he does sign on, Thornton will play the prosecutor brought in to try Duvall’s character. D’Onofrio is set for the role of Downey Jr’s older brother, who like his father has also been estranged from his sibling.