This film looks better and better with every piece of news.  Vera Farmiga (“The Departed”, “Up In The Air”) has joined the cast of “The Judge”. She’ll star alongside Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vincent D’onofrio and Billy Bob Thorton.

The story, from  revolves around a big-city lawyer (Downey Jr.) who returns home after spending years away to attend his mother’s funeral, but is shocked to learn that his father (Duvall), the local judge, is suspected of murdering her.

This sounds like a lot of fun.

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