The team behind “The Judge” is taking on the political scene next as Team Downey’s Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey, and screenwriter Bill Dubuque are developing an untitled presidential debate dramedy for Warner Bros.
Dubuque will pen the script with Downey Jr., Downey and David Gambino producing for Team Downey, along with Mark Williams.
Gambino and Rob Hackett will oversee for Team Downey. Courtenay Valenti and Julia Spiro are overseeing for Warner Bros.
The comedic drama is set in the high-stakes backdrop of three presidential debates where millions of dollars and months of campaigning come down to 270 minutes of highly scrutinized political theatre.
The original idea was hatched by Team Downey and Dubuque. No actors or director are currently attached to the project.
“The Judge” resulted in an Academy Award nomination for Downey Jr.’s co-star, Robert Duval.
Team Downey recently announced that Paul Thomas Anderson would be writing their reimagining of “Pinocchio,” while Dubuque’s scripted thriller “The Accountant,” starring Ben Affleck, just wrapped shooting.