Leighton Meester and Jeremy Strong are in negotiations to join David Dobkin's dramedy The Judge.

Robert Downey Jr. stars as an attorney, who returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral. He finds that his father (Robert Duvall) is the only suspect in the killing and must curb his emotion to uncover the truth.

Zero Dark Thirty's Jeremy Strong is playing Robert Downey Jr. and Vincent D'Onofrio younger brother. Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester is portraying Vera Farmiga's daughter.

David Dobkin is directing from a script by Bill Dubuque and Nick Schenk. Susan Downey and David Gambino are producing with the director.