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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