The dad is, of course, a cantankerous old coot played by Robert Duvall, because, well, what else would he be if he’s being played by Robert Duvall? The cast of David Dobkin’s “The Judge” is pretty damn impressive, even though the whole thing looks sugary and predictable as hell. But hey, I guess even Tony Stark’s gotta do something less challenging after suiting up to fight evil for the last few movies, huh? This pretty much qualifies.
Take a gander at the first trailer for Robert Downey Jr.’s “The Judge,” along with a poster and some images. Billy Bob Thornton plays the bad guy … in a suit? That’s weird.
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.
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard, Melissa Leo, and Leighton Meester.
The Roberts face off this October 10th.