11 June 2014 10:50 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

David Dobkin is well-known for his nutty, ludicrous comedies, like Wedding CrashersFred Claus and The Change-Up, but this fall he’ll be delving into more dramatic territory with The Judge, a thriller that finds an attorney (Robert Downey Jr.) who returns to his hometown for his mother’s funeral, only to find that his hostile, Alzheimer’s-afflicted father (Robert Duvall), the town’s judge, stands accused of murder.

Our first look at the film (above) finds the main character in the midst of defending his father against the murder charge. The movie is expected to balance dramatic and comedic material, but it’s certainly a much darker subject than Dobkin’s previous efforts. Luckily, he’s working with two supremely talented actors in Downey and Duvall, so chances that The Judge will succeed as a tense legal thriller seem high.

Downry recently talked about the project to Entertainment Weekly, »

- Isaac Feldberg

Report a problem

Similar News Items

Robert Downey Jr.
Melissa Leo (I)
Leighton Meester

IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners