“Well, I know it’s going to happen,” Robert Downey Jr. said last year about his chances of eventually winning an Oscar. “I, personally, would be shocked if we went to the end of the tape now and I didn’t have at least one….Because I’m young enough, and I’m running down being occupied with these kind of genre movies, close enough. Even the next thing [‘The Judge‘] we’re doing with the missus, I’m so confident about it. It’s the best script the studio has; it’s the best thing I’ve read in years.” So, will this film bring RDJ the Oscar gold he’s chasing?
Well, the first trailer for the film has arrived and it’s swinging for the fences. David Dobkin (“Wedding Crashers“) directs this one that presents a hodge podge of genres, following a slick, unlikeable, big city lawyer, who has to return home for the funeral of his mother, only to find out his father is accused of murdering her. So, father/son drama, procedural and heartwarming dramedy all at once? Kinda seems that way, and it’ll be a tricky balance of tones to pull off. That said, the supporting cast, which includes Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga and Billy Bob Thornton, couldn’t be better.
“The Judge” arrives on October 10th. Watch below.