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Why Is Leighton Meester Making Out with Robert Downey Jr.?

Move over, Gossip GirlLeighton Meester (Blair Waldorf) is taking the big screen by storm! Sure, nothing will ever come close to her Oscar-worthy performance in The Roommate, but Leighton's new gig looks more than a little intriguing. This gorgeous bombshell has signed on as Robert Downey Jr.'s one-night stand in upcoming dramedy, The Judge, and it looks like their rendez-do has quite a few ramifications!

The flick (directed by David Dobkin) is Leighton's most star-studded project since Gossip Girl ended — besides RDJ, co-stars include Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio, Dax Shepard and Billy Bob Thornton. Talk about an all-star cast!

The film revolves around a successful lawyer (RD Jr.) who goes home for his mother's funeral only to find out that his father (Robert Duvall) might be a murderer. Sigh, we hate it when that happens. Naturally, Robert Downey Jr.'s character bonds with his estranged family as he tries to find out the truth about his dad, so let the hijinks begin!

Leighton starts filming The Judge at the beginning of June in Boston, so feel free to spend the next few months stalking the set for us or being jealous that she gets to have an on-screen makeout session with Robert Downey Jr. Which totally makes up for the fact that she had to kiss a dude who identifies as a Gossip Girl (aka Dan [Penn Badgley])...

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

04.4.2013 / 11:17 PM EDT by Mehera Bonner
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