Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

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Denzel Washington is Roman J. Israel, Esq., a driven, idealistic defence attorney, finds himself in a tumultuous series of events that lead to a crisis and the necessity for extreme action.

This is a dramatic thriller set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Washington stars as the driven, idealistic attorney whose life is upended when a turbulent series of events challenge the activism that has defined his career.

Colin Farrell co-stars as the slick, ambitious lawyer who recruits Roman to his firm. Writer/director Dan Gilroy (‘Nightcrawler’) takes time and care to establish this character, and Washington inhabits Roman J. Israel, Esq. right down to the last idiosyncratic gesture and expression of arcane belief. It is a riveting performance certain to get major award nominations.

BAFTAs: 1: Actor (Denzel Washington).
Oscars: 1: Actor (Denzel Washington).
Golden Globes: 1: Actor (Denzel Washington).