Opening this weekend is director David Dobkin’s upcoming drama, The Judge. Robert Downey Jr. plays an attorney who returns home for his mother’s funeral only to learn that his estranged father (Robert Duvall), a judge who suffers from Alzheimer’s, has been accused of murder. The film marks a departure for Dobkin, who has previously helmed comedies such as Wedding Crashers, Fred Claus and The Change-Up, and it’s also a big debut of sorts for Downey—The Judge is the first film released under his production banner Team Downey, which he runs with his wife and producing partner Susan Downey. The film also stars also stars Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard, Leighton Meester, Ken Howard, David Krumholtz, Balthazar Getty, and Denis O’Hare. For more on The Judge, watch the trailer or these eight clips.
At the recent Los Angeles press day, I landed a video interview with Dax Shepard and Vera Farmiga. They talked about what it was like working with Downey Jr. and Duvall, filming in Massachusetts, what it was like on and off set, and a lot more Hit the jump to watch.
Dax Shepard and Vera Farmiga:
- T-shirt talk
- What was it like working with Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall? They talk about the first table read.
- Filming in Massachusetts and going to Dunkin Donuts.
- Dax talks about getting to stay in the same hotel as Robert Duvall and getting to geek out with him when they weren’t shooting.
- Vera talks about what it was like on set.