First Look: Robert Duvall Reprimands Robert Downey Jr in 'The Judge'
by Ethan Anderton
December 10, 2013
While there was once the prospect of teaming Robert Downey Jr. up with Jack Nicholson, instead it will be Robert Duvall taking the title role of The Judge, who also happens to be the father of a big-city lawyer (Downey) who returns home after the death of his mother to learn his estranged father is suspected of her murder. Now we have a first look photo from the film arriving next fall featuring Duvall shaking a finger and Downey for some reason. What's most interesting about this film is Wedding Crashers and The Change-Up director David Dobkin is at the helm, and he hasn't made a film that wasn't a straight-up comedy before.
Here's the first photo from David Dobkin's The Judge sent to us from Warner Bros. Pictures:
The Judge is directed by David Dobkin (The Change-Up, Fred Claus, Wedding Crashers) and writte by Bill Dubuque (of upcoming projects like The Accountant and The Headhunter's Calling). Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr. of Iron Man) returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge (Robert Duvall of Jack Reacher and The Godfather), 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. Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring, Up in the Air) also stars in the film which Warner Bros. will release on October 10th, 2014.