It's been a few years since we've seen Robert Downey Jr. lead a movie out of his Iron Man suit, and the first trailer for The Judge is a refreshing change of pace. He stars as Hank Palmer, a skilled lawyer who returns home after his mother's death only to encounter his estranged father (Robert Duvall) is suspected of a murder. Now, he must put his grieving on hold to defend his father, who also happens to be a judge and a pillar of their small community. It's kind of like Garden State , but if Zach Braff  were Robert Downey Jr. and Natalie Portman  were replaced by a mysterious murder. Leighton Meester , Vincent D'Onofrio, Billy Bob Thornton , Vera Farmiga, Dax Shepard, Melissa Leo, and David Krumholtz round out the impressive cast. The Judge is due out Oct. 10, and you can watch the trailer below.
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