The Judge (2014 film)
|Directed by||David Dobkin|
|Produced by||Susan Downey
|Written by||Nick Schenk
|Starring||Robert Downey, Jr.
Billy Bob Thornton
|Music by||Thomas Newman|
|Editing by||Mark Livolsi|
Village Roadshow Pictures
Big Kid Pictures
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
The Judge is an upcoming American comedy-drama directed by David Dobkin. The film stars Robert Downey, Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio, Dax Shepard, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Lancaster, and Billy Bob Thornton. The film is scheduled to be released on October 10, 2014 in the United States.
A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.
- Robert Downey, Jr. as Hank Palmer
- Robert Duvall as Judge Joseph Palmer
- Vera Farmiga as Samantha
- Vincent D'Onofrio as Glen Palmer
- Jeremy Strong as Dale Palmer
- Billy Bob Thornton as Dwight Dickham
- Sarah Lancaster as Lisa Palmer
- Emma Tremblay as Lauren
- Ken Howard as Judge Warren
- Leighton Meester as Carla
- Dax Shepard
- Lance Norris as Juror #8
The casting of Robert Duvall, Vincent D'Onofrio, Vera Farmiga, and Dax Shepard were all reported in March 2013. The studios had expressed an interest in Jack Nicholson playing Downey's father, but as he turned down the role, it was given to Duvall. As of March 15, 2013, Billy Bob Thornton was in negotiation to appear in the film. Leighton Meester joined the cast in April 2013.
Principal photography started on May 31, 2013 in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. Shooting also took place in Spring City Pa, Belmont, Dedham, and Sunderland, Massachusetts. Scenes also were filmed in Pennsylvania and Worcester, Massachusetts.
The film is set in the fictional town of Carlinville, Indiana. Filming was also done at It's About Time Clocks and Antiques store in Millers Falls, Massachusetts. It is the actual location of the antique store in the movie.
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