'The Judge' a family affair for Robert Downey Jr.

October 7, 2014 3:00 PM

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That didn’t stop the “The Avengers” leading man from landing on “The Judge” as the inaugural film from his production company Team Downey, which he formed with his wife, Susan. Other than the 2010 buddy comedy “Due Date,” the legal family drama marks Downey’s first movie in five years that doesn’t star the 49-year-old actor as either Iron Man or Sherlock Holmes.

In the film, conceived of and directed by “Wedding Crashers” filmmaker David Dobkin, Downey plays a Chicago lawyer who returns to his small Indiana hometown to attend his mother’s funeral. While there, Downey’s stubborn motor-mouth becomes enmeshed in a criminal case involving his more stubborn fath...

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