10:35 pm EST, June 19, 2014

First ‘The Judge’ trailer starring Robert Downey Jr. released

By Joshua Nealey | Edited by Karen Rought

Avengers: Age of Ultron star Robert Downey Jr. will be in the drama titled The Judge and the studio has released the first official trailer for the film today with RDJ and Robert Duvall, which are also included in the film’s first poster.

The film centers on a big-city lawyer who returns home after the death of his mother to learn that his estranged father, a judge, is suspected of murder. Robert Downey Jr.’s character sets out to discover the real truth and then reconnects with his family along the way after walking away from them years earlier.

Check out the first trailer for The Judge, starring Robert Downey Jr. and his co-star Robert Duvall:

The film’s synopsis: “Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge (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.”

Check out The Judge’s first poster featuring RDJ and his co-star Duvall below:

the judge poster

Downey and his wife Susan produced the film, which David Dobkin (Friends with Benefits) directed. The film also stars Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Billy Bob Thornton, Dax Shepard, Melissa Leo, Leighton Meester, Ken Howard, David Krumholtz, Balthazar Getty, and Denis O’Hare.

The Judge’s release date is set for October 10, 2014.

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