Vera Farmiga Joins David Dobkin’s The Judge


“Bates Motel” star Vera Farmiga is the latest name to joined the cast of David Dobkin’s comedy drama The Judge, says a story at The Hollywood Reporter. She joins Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall and Vincent D’Onofrio.

The film finds Downey as an attorney returning to his hometown for his mother’s funeral. Although Duvall’s character is the town judge, he’s also the only suspect in his wife’s murder and Downey’s character must balance years of estrangement and emotional distance in his effort to uncover the truth about what really happened.

Farmiga will play a waitress in the small town with whom Downey’s character shares a connection. In addition to her small screen work, Farmiga recently starred in Safe House and Goats, and can next be seen on the big screen in James Wan’s The Conjuring.

The Judge will be produced by Dobkin, Susan Downey and David Gambino.

UPDATE: Deadline is now reporting that Dax Shepard (“Parenthood”) has signed on as well for an unspecified role.

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