Jack Nicholson is being courted to star in David Dobkin's courtroom drama "The Judge" at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Robert Downey Jr. is on board to play a successful attorney who returns home for his mother's funeral. He quickly comes to learn that his Alzheimer's-stricken father is the murder suspect, and he ends up having to represent his dad in court.
An unofficial offer is out to Nicholson to play said father. Downey is planning on making the project his next picture.
Nick Schenk penned the script while Downey Jr., Dobkin, Susan Downey, David Gambino and Jeff Kleeman will produce.