Headlined by Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq. centers on a lawyer who has spent his life working on social justice cases. When his partner dies from a heart attack, Israel (Washington) goes to work for a powerful attorney (Colin Farrell) at a high stakes law firm. Working for the common man has been Israel’s calling, and now working cases with the primary target of financial profit understandably disillusions him.
One of the promising factors behind Roman J. Israel, Esq. is Dan Gilroy, the writer/director of Nightcrawler, is behind the camera. With Philadelphia under his belt, Washington knows a thing or two about playing lawyers, and he should easily knock this role out of the park. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
Roman J. Israel, Esq. opens nationwide November 3.