Bill Dubuque has been hired to pen a new draft of dramedy "The Judge" which is being setup as a Robert Downey Jr. vehicle at Warner Bros. Pictures reports Deadline.
Downey would play a big-city lawyer who returns home after the death of his mother to learn that his estranged father, a 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.
David Dobkin helms from a script by Nick Schenk. Downey Jr. and Susan Downey are producing.