The Judge
(Warner Bros)

Robert Downey Jr has uploaded the first poster for upcoming family drama The Judge to Twitter.

Downey Jr plays Hank Palmer, a big city lawyer who returns to his childhood home after his mother's death to defend his estranged father (Robert Duvall) in court.

The first trailer debuted back in June, generating a lot of buzz and even talk of potential in next year's awards season.

The Iron Man star's natural charisma shined through as you would expect, but there was also some seriously good acting on show in just the brief snippets seen in the trailer.

David Dobkin directs the film in an unexpected change of the pace for the man whose CV is adorned comedies like Wedding Crashers, Fred Clause and The Change-Up. The Judge also marks Robert Downey Jr's first starring role since last year's hugely successful superhero blockbuster Iron Man 3.

The Judge also stars Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton and Vincent D'Onofrio. It will be released on 17 October in the UK.

You can watch a trailer of The Judge below...