Robert Downey Jr. is more than just a guy in a robot suit who fires off lasers from his hands as quickly as he does snarky remarks, but except for one kind of forgettable road trip with Zach Galafianakis he hasn’t really got the chance to show off all those other sides in a long time. That looks set to change with The Judge, when he gets to face off against an estranged father played by veteran Robert Duvall – who is arguably quite the trade-up from yet another demigod or mad scientist.
And based on this first trailer, while the two Rob D’s may not be engaged in any planet destroying antics, they are up to some solid family dramedy action that could change each other’s worlds.
In “The Judge,” Downey stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge (Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.
The Judge also stars Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shephard, Billy Bob Thornton, Ken Howard, Emma Tremblay, Balthazar Getty, David Krumholtz, Sarah Lancaster, Grace Zabriskie and Denis O’Hare. It is scheduled for release on October 10, 2014.
Last Updated: June 23, 2014