News Shorts: Judge, Dates, Legend, Dee

The Judge
Another photo has popped up from the forthcoming drama “The Judge” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall. Downey plays an attorney returning to his hometown to defend his estranged father (Duvall) who is the prime suspect in a murder. The film opens in October. [Source: EW

Release Dates
20th Century Fox has scheduled the Rupert Friend-led “Hitman: Agent 47,” based on the video game series, for a February 27th 2015 release.

The Weinstein Company have scheduled the Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan thriller “The Coup” on March 6th 2015. Finally, Relativity’s “Desert Dancer” has been pushed back from August 15th to March 20th 2015.

Working Title and StudioCanal have revealed the first photo of Tom Hardy playing dual roles as the infamous 1960s UK gangsters Ronnie and Reggie Kray in Brian Helgeland’s “Legend”. Filming began today in the UK.

R.I.P. Ruby Dee
Legendary Oscar-nominated actress Ruby Dee passed away peacefully at her New York home yesterday from age-related causes. She was 91.

Though predominantly a stage actress, Dee worked in such films as “American Gangster,” “Buck and the Preacher,” “Do the Right Thing,” “Cat People,” “Jungle Fever,” “Get on the Bus,” and “St. Louis Blues. [Source: THR]