Roman J. Israel, Esq. Trailer Starring Denzel Washington


After his edgy and eye-opening directorial debut Nightcrawler, Dan Gilroy is back with what may appear on the surface to be a much more conventional Oscar contender. However, I’ve been hearing that Roman J. Israel, Esq. also defies expectations, starring Denzel Washington as a idealistic yet socially inept defense attorney who is forced to collaborate with another more opportunistic big shot lawyer (Colin Farrell). Despite the music in the trailer and Denzel’s wardrobe, the movie takes place in the present day and it is also not based on a true story as far as I can tell. Roman J. Israel, Esq. hits select theatres on Nov. 3rd; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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  • Colin

    Looks interesting. Good luck with that title, though.

  • Justin Harris

    Saw it at TIFF. Disappointing.

  • Glendon

    Denzel is good in it but the direction and script is a total mess.