11/14/2012 09:56 am ET

Jack Nicholson & 'The Judge': Will Seasoned Actor Play Robert Downey Jr.'s Father?

Who better to play daddy to acting great Robert Downey Jr. than Jack Nicholson himself? Warner Bros. is pulling for Nicholson to do exactly that.

Downey is starring in and developing the upcoming Warner Bros. film "The Judge." THR reports that the film follows Downey as "a successful attorney who returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged and Alzheimer's-stricken father, the town's judge, is the murder suspect."

Directed by David Dobkin ("Wedding Crashers"), the movie was originally written by Nick Schenk ("Gran Torino"), and rewritten by Bill Dubuque ("The Headhunter’s Calling").

In his 75 years, Jack Nicholson has appeared in more than 50 movies, but the actor has become quite selective with his choices in recent years. As THR notes, Nicholson has only appeared in three films since 2003's "Something's Gotta Give."

For more, head over to THR.


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