The Warner Bros. dramedy, directed by David Dobkin, also stars Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D’Onofrio and Leighton Meester.
Warner Bros. will open Robert Downey Jr. starrer The Judge on Oct. 10, 2014, the beginning of awards season.
Directed by David Dobkin, the dramedy stars Downey as a successful attorney who returns to his hometown for his mother’s funeral to discover that his estranged father (Robert Duvall), the town’s judge, is suspected of murder. The man sets out to discover the truth, and along the way, reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.
Vera Farmiga, the female lead, plays a waitress who has never left small-town life and has a history with Downey’s character. The film also stars Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D’Onofrio, Leighton Meester, Dax Shepard, Melissa Leo and Balthazar Getty.
The Judge is a co-production between Team Downey and Big Kid Pictures.
Also opening Oct. 10 are Disney’s family film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and Sony’s Seth Rogen comedy The Interview.
“Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas has been doing a really great job bringing the cult series’ original players back for the movie. But, a scheduling conflict is keeping Leighton Meester from reprising the role of Carrie Bishop.
Thomas announced on Sunday that indie pop band Twin Sister singer Andrea Estella has been cast in the part of “the gossip queen of the 09ers” who falsely accused Neptune High teacher Mr. Rooks (Adam Scott) of having an affair with her to protect her best friend on Season 1 of the series.
“Sadly, Leighton was doing a different movie during the same time frame on the wrong coast. In the end, she was unavailable,” Thomas said.
“One of the reasons I wanted Leighton, beyond her talent/beauty/history in the show, was that we needed a performer who could sing in this important role. Once it became evident that we couldn’t make Leighton’s schedule work, I decided to cast someone from a band I already wanted in the movie.”
Other than singing, Thomas didn’t elaborate on Bishop’s storyline in the movie. He did say that there will be Twin Sister songs on the soundtrack.
I just came across some candids that were taken of Leighton back in May. Check them out in the gallery!
[x006] Candids > 2013 > May 19 – Out and About in LA
Leighton attended the premiere of Some Girl(s) in Los Angeles last week to support her boyfriend Adam Brody.
I uploaded a few pictures of them together at the after party.
[x004] Appearances > 2013 > June 26 – Some Girls After Party
Leighton recently shot a new movie called Life Partners where she plays the role of Sasha. The movie follows close friends Paige and Sasha who find their bond test when Paige – who has vowed not to get married until Sasha, who is a lesbian, has the same legal right – falls for a charming young doctor.
Check out these pictures that were taken of Leighton while she was filming the movie!