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In 'The Judge' trailer, Robert Downey Jr. proves you can go home again -- VIDEO

We’ve seen complicated father-son relationships on the big screen before, but Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr. offer a new perspective on an old story in The Judge.

Downey plays fast-and-loose defense attorney Hank Palmer, who heads home when his mom dies only to stick around to defend his dad, small-town judge Joseph Palmer (Duvall), in a murder case.

“His father is a pillar of the community. Everybody knows a dad like the judge,” Downey told EW’s Anthony Breznican earlier this month. “Every community has one, and every family has either heard of or been under that kind of patriarchy. It’s this very American story. But it’s also a story about family, and reconciliation, and law, and justice.”

The all-star cast also includes Billy Bob Thornton, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Leighton Meester. Take a look at the first trailer, which Downey posted on Twitter, below: READ FULL STORY

'The Judge': Robert Downey Jr. fights the law, and his father -- FIRST LOOK

How do you defend someone who never defended you? That’s the heart of this thriller/family drama (out Oct. 10) starring Robert Downey Jr. as a Chicago defense attorney who returns to his small town to represent his hostile father (Robert Duvall) in a murder case.

Duvall plays the imperious title character: a living symbol of justice in their community and a tyrant in his own household — factors that compelled his son to flee years before. A family funeral brings Downey’s character home, but it’s another death that keeps him there.

“Against his own instincts and desire, he ends up staying to defend his dad from what may or may not be an intentional vehicular manslaughter case,” Downey says, flashing his eyebrows on those last few words. READ FULL STORY

Casting Net: Leslie Mann may star in 'The Other Woman'; Plus, Robert Duvall to play Robert Downey, Jr.'s dad, Amy Ryan, more

• Leslie Mann (This Is 40) and Jamie Lannister Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones) are in talks to join Cameron Diaz in the upcoming Nick Cassavetes film The Other Woman (not to be confused with Natalie Portman’s little seen 2009 flick with the same name). This story is about a woman who doesn’t know she’s the “other woman.” When she finds out, she decides to seek revenge with the help of the guy’s wife. The comedy could start shooting as early as late spring. Mann can be seen next in The Bling Ring as Emma Watson’s character’s mom. [THR]

• Robert Duvall is set to play Robert Downey Jr.’s dad in David Dobkin’s (Wedding CrashersThe Judge. In the film, Downey Jr. will play an attorney who finds out that his estranged father (the town Judge) is a suspect in his mother’s death. It’s being described as a dramedy. Jack Nicholson had been considering the role as well, but decided to pass on the project. [THR] Vera Farmiga and Elizabeth Banks are also being considered for the ex-girlfriend role. [Variety]

• The adaptation of Veronica Roth’s popular YA novel Divergent has added Maggie Q (Nikita), Zoë Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road), and Ansel Elgort (Carrie), to the cast. The Neil Burger-directed (Limitless) film is currently in pre-production and expects to start shooting in Chicago this spring. [THR]

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