Watch Robert Downey Jr. in "The Judge" trailer

Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in "The Judge." Claire Folger/Warner Bros.

Robert Downey, Jr.'s new role in "The Judge" is a far cry from his portrayal of Tony Stark in the "Iron Man" series, but he still manages to bring his wit and sense of humor to this dramatic movie.

In this first trailer for the dramedy, Downey portrays big city lawyer Hank Palmer who returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge (Robert Duvall), is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to defend his father and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.

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"The Judge" boasts an all-star cast that, in addition to Duvall and Downey, includes Leighton Meester, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D'Onofrio, Melissa Leo and Vera Farmiga.

Downey shared the trailer via Twitter on Thursday night, tweeting: "Here's a first look at ‪#TheJudge. This is the kind of movie I grew up wanting to make. Only took 49 years."

"The Judge" hits theaters Oct. 10, 2014. Do you think this movie could be Oscar worthy?

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