First Look: Robert Duvall Reprimands Robert Downey Jr in 'The Judge'

December 10, 2013

The Judge

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. 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. Curious to see how this turns out, stay tuned.

Here's the first photo from David Dobkin's The Judge sent to us from Warner Bros. Pictures:

The Judge

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). Robert Downey Jr. stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town's judge (Oscar winner Robert 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. Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring, Up in the Air) also stars in the film. Warner Bros will release The Judge starting on October 10th, 2014.

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Reader Feedback - 5 Comments


Why does Downey have a hearing aid? Or is that an ear-piece to feed him lines?

VVS on Dec 10, 2013


You have better eyes than I do. His ear looks normal to me.

AG99 on Dec 11, 2013


Click on the photo to enlarge it. You can clearly see that there's a plastic piece in his ear.

MM on Dec 13, 2013


Oh yeah.

AG99 on Dec 13, 2013


no offence to duvall but downey jr and Nicholson together was gonna be like ford and connery it will be dull now

Gerard Kennelly on Dec 21, 2013

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