Touching down at the Toronto International Film Festival next week for its world premiere is Warner Bros.’ The Judge, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall. While anticipation is certainly high, I can’t say yet that I’m particularly excited for this one. The trailer didn’t do much for me and despite the terrific actors in the lead roles, I’m not feeling too eager to go run out and see it.
That being said, I’m not discounting The Judge just yet. I’ll definitely catch it at some point while it’s playing at the festival and I’m curious to hear how audiences and critics react to it once it’s screened. After all, Downey Jr. is amongst the hottest actors in Hollywood right now and it seems like he simply cannot give a poor performance at this point. For his involvement alone, I think The Judge will be worth it, even if I’m not too into the whole plot/premise of the film.
Anyways, to kick the marketing machine up another notch, Downey Jr. took to Twitter today to reveal the first poster. It’s nothing special, as it simply shows him alongside Robert Duvall in a courtroom, but it should still help amp up the excitement for the film’s TIFF premiere next week.
After TIFF, The Judge will head to theatres on October 10th, and along with Downey Jr. and Duvall, the David Dobkin-directed film will star Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio, Sarah Lancaster, Dax Shepard, David Krumholtz and Billy Bob Thornton. Check out the new poster below and let us know what you think of it in the comments section.