Roman J. Israel, Esq. — Trailer


added: Thu, Oct 5th '17

Denzel Washington plays a weary defense lawyer who falls into the clutches of a clogged criminal court system in the first trailer for "Roman J. Israel, Esq."

From Dan Gilroy, the Oscar-nominated writer and director of "Nightcrawler," the Los Angeles-set drama-thriller casts Washington as a once admired civil rights organizer and brilliant attorney who, after being fired from his firm, quickly becomes jaded with his profession.

"I'm tired of doing the impossible for the ungrateful, " Washington says in the above preview.

But when he is recruited by a smarmy L.A. lawyer (Colin Farrell) to join his high-powered law firm, Washington is immediately seduced by the money and notoriety -- until his past comes back to bite him.

Co-starring Carmen Ejogo (from "Alien: Covenant" and "Selma") and produced by Washington himself, "Roman J. Israel, Esq" is set to open in theaters November 3rd.

Roman J. Israel, Esq. is a dramatic thriller set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is upended when a turbulent series of events challenge the activism that has defined his career. Colin Farrell costars as the ambitious, monied lawyer who recruits Roman to his firm.


directed by   Dan Gilroy

starring   Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo

release date   November 3, 2017

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