Will Jack Nicholson Play Robert Downey Jr.’s Dad In The Judge?


Will Jack Nicholson Play Robert Downey Jr.'s Dad In The Judge?

Given that they are both actors who happen to be separated through the immortal boundaries of age in a way that means they can’t have been born in the same decade, it’s actually possible that Jack Nicholson might convincingly play the father of Robert Downey Jr. in a motion picture. And that’s apparently something that could possibly happen if this little story doesn’t turn out to be a horrible rumor.

Nicholson is reportedly in talks to star in The Judge alongside his son Robert Downey Jr., who will play a character who must only be described as a “hotshot” (but you knew that anyway, because Downey Jr. has never played a character who is not a hotshot in some way, shape or form). If this does happen to come true, perhaps this will emerge as one of those father/son teamings for the history books: Ford/Connery, um… Hamill/Darth Vader.

The Judge, you see, is about a lawyer who returns home after the death of his mother to find that his Alzheimer’s-ridden father is one of the suspects. Then it’s all drama and comedy, we presume, because Jack Nicholson surely isn’t capable of playing a fully-serious character? You can almost picture it now: Nicholson shouting his mouth off about how no work and no play means you can’t handle the truth in five easy pieces, and Robert Downey Jr. mumbling back a witty, inaudible reply.

No dates for you yet, but you can expect this to arrive in theatres in around 2014. David Dobkin is set to direct.

Source: Total Film

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