Director: David Dobkin
Writers: Screenplay By Nick Schenk and Bill Dubuque, story by David Dobkin, Nick Schenk
Producers: Susan Downey, David Dobkin, and David Gambino
Executive Producers: Herbert W. Gains, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Kleeman, Bruce Berman
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard, Leighton Meester, Ken Howard, Emma Tremblay, Balthazar Getty, David Krumholtz, Sarah Lancaster, Grace Zabriskie, Denis O’Hare
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes â€œThe Judge,â€ which pairs two-time Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr. (â€œChaplin,â€ â€œTropic Thunderâ€) and Oscar winner Robert Duvall (â€œTender Mercies,â€ â€œCrazy Heartâ€), starring together for the first time on the big screen. The film also stars Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (â€œUp in the Air,â€ â€œThe Conjuringâ€) and Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton (â€œSling Blade,â€ â€œFriday Night Lightsâ€), and is directed by David Dobkin (â€œWedding Crashersâ€).
In â€œThe Judge,â€ Downey stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the townâ€™s judge (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.
The film also features a stellar supporting cast, including Vincent Dâ€™Onofrio (TVâ€™s â€œLaw & Order: Criminal Intentâ€), Jeremy Strong (â€œZero Dark Thirty,â€ â€œLincolnâ€), Dax Shepard (TVâ€™s â€œParenthoodâ€), Leighton Meester (TVâ€™s â€œGossip Girlâ€), Ken Howard (â€œJ. Edgar,â€ â€œMichael Claytonâ€), Emma Tremblay (â€œElysiumâ€), Balthazar Getty (TVâ€™s â€œBrothers & Sistersâ€), David Krumholtz (â€œThis Is the Endâ€), Sarah Lancaster (TVâ€™s â€œChuckâ€), Grace Zabriskie (TVâ€™s â€œBig Loveâ€) and Denis Oâ€™Hare (TVâ€™s â€œTrue Bloodâ€).
â€œThe Judgeâ€ is being produced by Susan Downey (the â€œSherlock Holmesâ€ films), David Dobkin, and David Gambino (â€œThe Brave Oneâ€), with Herbert W. Gains, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Kleeman and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Nick Schenk (â€œGran Torinoâ€) and Bill Dubuque, story by Dobkin & Schenk.
Dobkinâ€™s behind the scenes creative team includes Oscar-winning director of photography Janusz Kaminski (â€œSaving Private Ryan,â€ â€œLincolnâ€), production designer Mark Ricker (â€œThe Way Way Back,â€ â€œThe Helpâ€), editor Mark Livolsi (â€œThe Blind Sideâ€) and costume designer Marlene Stewart (â€œHansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters,â€ â€œTropic Thunderâ€). The music is by 12-time Oscar nominee Thomas Newman (â€œSaving Mr. Banksâ€).
A Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Big Kid Pictures/Team Downey production, a film by David Dobkin, â€œThe Judgeâ€ is scheduled for release on October 10, 2014, and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.