Robert Downey Jr. is making good use of his Twitter account to keep his followers informed of his new developments. The “Iron Man” star officially opened an account on the social media giant in April this year. Twitter is one of the better ways to break exciting news to your fans, in Downey’s case, all 1.9 million to be precise. The 49-year-old actor gained nearly 2 million followers in under three months and now, everyone following him will be well aware of the first trailer released for the family crime drama “The Judge”.
Downey tweeted the following:
“Here’s a first look at #TheJudge. This is the kind of movie I grew up wanting to make. Only took 49 years. Enjoy.”
Most people are only familiar with Downey’s superhero exploits as the Marvel character “Iron Man”. He is also well-known for smaller character based films which include the likes of “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints”, “Zodiac”, “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”, “Chaplin” and “Only You”. He can be seen next in a film most likely handpicked by him and his wife Susan Downey, with both of them credited as producers.
In “The Judge”, Downey takes on the role as a hotshot 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 her murder. Robert Duvall takes on the role as Downey’s father, previously earmarked for Jack Nicholson who declined the opportunity.
Directed by David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers), Downey and Duvall are also joined by Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio, Dax Shephard, Balthazar Getty, David Krumholtz, Leighton Meester, Billy Bob Thornton and Melissa Leo.
“The Judge” is set to be released on October 10, 2014.
Here’s the full press release on the film:
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes “The Judge,” starring Oscar® nominee Robert Downey Jr. (“Tropic Thunder,” the “Sherlock Holmes” films, the “Iron Man” franchise), Oscar® winner Robert Duvall (“Tender Mercies,” “Crazy Heart”) and Oscar® nominee Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air,” “The Conjuring”). The film is directed by David Dobkin (“Wedding Crashers”).
In “The Judge,” Downey stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’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.
Starring alongside Downey, Duvall and Farmiga are Vincent D’Onofrio (TV’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”), Jeremy Strong (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “Lincoln”), Dax Shephard (TV’s “Parenthood”), and Oscar® winner Billy Bob Thornton (“Sling Blade,” “Friday Night Lights”). The film also stars Oscar® winner Melissa Leo (“The Fighter,” “Prisoners”), Leighton Meester (TV’s “Gossip Girl”), Ken Howard (“J. Edgar,” “Michael Clayton”), Emma Tremblay (“Elysium”), Balthazar Getty (TV’s “Brothers & Sisters”), David Krumholtz (“This Is the End”), Sarah Lancaster (TV’s “Chuck”), Grace Zabriskie (TV’s “Big Love”) and Denis O’Hare (TV’s “True Blood”).
“The Judge” is being produced by Susan Downey (the “Sherlock Holmes” films), David Dobkin, and David Gambino (“The Brave One”), with Herbert W. Gains, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Kleeman and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Nick Schenk (“Gran Torino”) and Bill Dubuque, story by Dobkin & Schenk.
Dobkin’s behind the scenes creative team includes Oscar®-winning director of photography Janusz Kaminski (“Saving Private Ryan,” “Lincoln”), production designer Mark Ricker (“The Way Way Back,” “The Help”), editor Mark Livolsi (“The Blind Side”) and costume designer Marlene Stewart (“Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters,” “Tropic Thunder”). The music is by 12-time Oscar® nominee Thomas Newman (“Saving Mr. Banks”).
A Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Big Kid Pictures/Team Downey production, a film by David Dobkin, “The Judge” 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.