The Judge Trailer: Robert Downey Jr. Defends Dad at Murder Trial

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The Judge

Robert Downey Jr. introduced the trailer for his upcoming film The Judge via Twitter last week as “…the kind of movie I grew up wanting to make. Only took 49 years.” The drama unfolds as Downey’s character, a slick talking defense attorney, takes on the murder case of his estranged father, played by Robert Duvall.

The Judge hits theaters in October via Warner Bros., and co-stars Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Lancaster, Dax Shepard, Melissa Leo, Robert Krumholtz and Leighton Meester. Watch the trailer below!

Synopsis from Warner Bros: From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes The Judge, which pairs two-time Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr. (Chaplin, Tropic Thunder) and Oscar winner Robert Duvall (Tender Mercies, Crazy Heart), starring together for the first time on the big screen. The film also stars Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Conjuring) and Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade, Friday Night Lights), and is directed by David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers).

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 film also features a stellar supporting cast, including Vincent D’Onofrio (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Jeremy Strong (Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln), Dax Shepard (Parenthood), Oscar winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter, Prisoners), Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl), Ken Howard (J. Edgar, Michael Clayton), Emma Tremblay (Elysium), Balthazar Getty (Brothers & Sisters), David Krumholtz (This Is the End), Sarah Lancaster (Chuck), Grace Zabriskie (Big Love) and Denis O’Hare (True Blood).

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