Sony Pictures has released new stills from their upcoming Denzel Washington-led Roman J. Israel, Esq.! Roman is a lawyer who works behind the scenes, getting cases prepared for his boss, who commands in the courtroom. One day, his boss is unable to perform and Roman must fill in and work with another attorney (Colin Farrell) that puts his ethics and nerves to the test.
Footage has also been released from the debut of the movie at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Writer/director Dan Gilroy and star Denzel Washington were both in attendance for the premiere. They both also had a Q & A with the audience, which we have video of below! In the Q & A, Gilroy talks about the motivation in making this movie. Washington talks about the script being what made him gravitate to this role along with his relationship with Gilroy.
Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Shelley Hennig, Nazneen Contractor, Pej Vahdat, Tony Plana, Brittany Ishibashi Amanda Warren, James Paxton, Joseph David-Jones, DeRon Horton, Hugo Armstrong, Annie Sertich, Niles Fitch
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.
TIFF Q & A:
Roman J. Israel, Esq. releases in a limited capacity on November 3rd and worldwide on November 17th! TIFF has a breakdown of the movie HERE
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