Robert Downey Jr. just tweeted a first look at a new poster for his next movie, The Judge, in which he plays “a successful lawyer [who] returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, 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.” Robert Duvall plays his father, the titular judge, as you can see from the poster. Downey is doing his standard look-up-my-nostrils pose, and we would say he needs to watch this tutorial, but he seems to be doing all right for himself, so we’ll let it slide.
The Judge isn’t the geekiest movie ever made (all right, it isn’t geeky at all), but we love Downey, and this is a passion project for him, so we hope it does well. The trailer, which you can watch here, is pretty dramatic, but the director, David Dobkin, is mostly known for comedies, and lord knows Downey can get a laugh, so it’ll be interesting to see how the movie balances the funny with the family drama.
The Judge also stars Billy Bob Thornton, Vera Farmiga, and Vincent D’Onofrio, and you can catch it in U.S. theaters on October 10.