It’s around a year ago that The Judge went into production, but it’s only now that we’re getting the first image from the film, featuring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall.
It certainly makes a change for RDJ from wearing his Iron Man suit.
Robert Downey Jr. plays a big city lawyer who returns to his hometown for his mother’s funeral. Once there he learns that his elderly father (Robert Duvall), the local judge, is the prime suspect in her death.
Downey Jr. comments, “Against his own instincts and desire, he ends up staying to defend his dad from what may or may not be an intentional vehicular manslaughter case. His father is a pillar of the community. Everybody knows a dad like the judge. Every community has one, and every family has either heard of or been under that kind of patriarchy. It’s this very American story. But it’s also a story about family, and reconciliation, and law, and justice.”
The film is due out this autumn.