'The Judge' to open Toronto International Film Festival

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It looks like a big year for Robert Downey, Jr., and not just in terms of profit.

The Toronto International Film festival announced today that David Dobkin’s The Judge, which stars the Iron Man actor, will open the festival on September 4. The film follows big-city lawyer Hank Palmer (Downey) as he returns to his childhood home, where his estranged father (Robert Duvall)—the town’s judge—is suspected of murder. Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard, and Billy Bob Thornton also star.

The festival also marks the premiere of Dobkin’s film, which will run in a lineup that includes Avengers co-star Chris Evans’ first directorial debut, James Gandolfini’s final film, a Jason Reitman Toronto world premiere, and a Stephen Hawking biopicThe festival runs September 4-14, 2014.

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