The Toronto International Film Festival 2014 will kick off with Robert Downey Jr.’s crime drama, “The Judge,” on Sept. 4, 2014. Read further to learn more about the details.
According to Variety, it has been announced by the festival director and CEO Pierce Handling and Toronto artistic director Cameron Bailey on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at a conference that “The Judge” is going to be presented as one of the films in the 2014 lineup. Three days after the announcement, Handling and Bailey confirmed after giving praises to “The Judge” that the film is the festival night opener.
The film, which will be released on Oct. 10, 2014, was directed by David Dobkin and was produced by The Big Kid Pictures/Team Downey. Co-starring Robert Downey Jr. are Vera Farmiga, Dax Shepard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Billy Bob Thornton and Jeremey Strong.
In the movie, Downey Jr. plays Hank Palmer, a big city lawyer who returns to his hometown where everybody suspects that his estranged father, the town judge, is a murderer. Hank ventures into investigating the truth about his father’s case and eventually reconnects with the family he has long been away from.
The Hollywood Reporter noted that Dobkin had been given the chance to open the Toronto International Film Fest 15 years ago with his film “Clay Pigeons.”. In an interview, he said that “The Judge” brings back to him the thrilling experience of opening the film fest.
Likewise, Warner Bros. marketing distribution chief Sue Kroll said that the firm was so proud and honored about opening the prestigious festival and added that the film was really deserving of the spot given to it. The movie cast are also confident that the Toronto audience will definitely appreciate the film.
Robert Downey Jr. posted on Facebook how excited he was about his latest film and its participation in the 10-day film fest. The “Iron Man” star also posted a picture of himself together with his wife and film producer, Susan Downey, holding up a Canadian flag captioned with the big announcement.
This year, the film fest will end on September 14.
That’s it about Robert Downey Jr.’s “The Judge.” It opens on Sept. 4, 2014 at the Toronto International Film Festival 2014. Check out Movie News Guide (MNG) regularly for the latest entertainment news.
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