The Judge pairs two-time Oscar® nominee Robert Downey Jr. (Chaplin, Tropic Thunder) and Oscar® winner Robert Duvall (Tender Mercies), starring together for the first time on the big screen. The film also stars Oscar® nominee Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air) and Oscar® winner Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade), and is directed by David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers).
In The Judge, Downey stars as big city defense attorney 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 film also features a stellar supporting cast, including Vincent D’Onofrio (TV’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”), Jeremy Strong (Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln), Dax Shepard (TV’s “Parenthood”), Leighton Meester (TV’s “Gossip Girl”), Ken Howard (J. Edgar, Michael Clayton), Emma Tremblay (Elysium), Balthazar Getty (TV’s “Brothers & Sisters”), David Krumholtz (This Is the End), Sarah Lancaster (TV’s “Chuck”), Grace Zabriskie (TV’s “Big Love”) and Denis O’Hare (TV’s “True Blood”). The Judge will be released nationwide on Oct. 10.