Billy Bob Thornton to Prosecute Robert Duvall in ‘The Judge’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Thesp's lined up to play lawyer in helmer David Dobkin's WB dramedy

Having played several law breakers, Billy Bob Thornton is now ready to defend it, as the thesp is negotiating to join Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in Warner Bros.’ dramedy “The Judge.”

Vincent D’Onofrio also stars 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.

Thornton would play the special prosecutor brought in to try Duvall’s character.

Bill Dubuque has written the most recent draft, with Nick Schenk writing the original script.

After a lengthy search to find Downey’s father, the cast has come together quickly since Duvall’s attachment.

The WME and Media Talent Group repped Thornton can be seen next in Open Road’s “Parkland.”

More Film

  • Titanic 20th Anniversary

    'Titanic,' 'The Goonies,' 'Field of Dreams,' 'Memento' Added to National Film Registry

    Having played several law breakers, Billy Bob Thornton is now ready to defend it, as the thesp is negotiating to join Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in Warner Bros.’ dramedy “The Judge.” Vincent D’Onofrio also stars in the pic with David Dobkin helming.  Project will be a co-production between Team Downey and Big Kid […]

  • Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills Pool and

    Showbiz Event Planners Compete for the Glam Slam

    Having played several law breakers, Billy Bob Thornton is now ready to defend it, as the thesp is negotiating to join Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in Warner Bros.’ dramedy “The Judge.” Vincent D’Onofrio also stars in the pic with David Dobkin helming.  Project will be a co-production between Team Downey and Big Kid […]

  • Weinstein Asian Executive Bey Logan Accused

    Weinstein Asian Executive Bey Logan Accused of Sexual Misconduct

    Having played several law breakers, Billy Bob Thornton is now ready to defend it, as the thesp is negotiating to join Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in Warner Bros.’ dramedy “The Judge.” Vincent D’Onofrio also stars in the pic with David Dobkin helming.  Project will be a co-production between Team Downey and Big Kid […]

  • 12 of the Craziest 'Star Wars:

    12 of the Craziest 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Fan Theories

    Having played several law breakers, Billy Bob Thornton is now ready to defend it, as the thesp is negotiating to join Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in Warner Bros.’ dramedy “The Judge.” Vincent D’Onofrio also stars in the pic with David Dobkin helming.  Project will be a co-production between Team Downey and Big Kid […]

  • Laura Dern Red Carpet fashion Moments

    Fashion Flashback: Laura Dern Remembers Her Favorite Frocks

    Having played several law breakers, Billy Bob Thornton is now ready to defend it, as the thesp is negotiating to join Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in Warner Bros.’ dramedy “The Judge.” Vincent D’Onofrio also stars in the pic with David Dobkin helming.  Project will be a co-production between Team Downey and Big Kid […]

  • Genndy Tartakovsky Animator

    TV Animators Tooned Up for Big Screen Features

    Having played several law breakers, Billy Bob Thornton is now ready to defend it, as the thesp is negotiating to join Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in Warner Bros.’ dramedy “The Judge.” Vincent D’Onofrio also stars in the pic with David Dobkin helming.  Project will be a co-production between Team Downey and Big Kid […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content