Roman J. Israel, Esq.
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Roman J is a liberal lawyer. Israel has been fighting for a long time. When his partner has a heart attack, Israel suddenly takes on that role. His values of helping the poor and dispossessed are at odds with the firm's truths.
Roman J. Israel, Esq. is a 2017 American legal drama film written and directed by Dan Gilroy. The film stars Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, and Carmen Ejogo, and follows the life of an idealistic defense lawyer (Washington) who finds himself in a tumultuous series of events that lead to a personal crisis and the necessity for extreme action.The project was announced on August 25, 2016, as Gilroy's next directorial effort titled Inner City, but was renamed on June 22, 2017. Principal photography began in March 2017 and took place in Los Angeles and Santa Clarita, California.Roman J. Israel, Esq. premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2017, and was theatrically released in the United States by Sony Pictures Releasing on November 17, 2017. The film grossed just $13 million against its $22 million budget and received mixed reviews from critics. For his performance, Washington was nominated for the Academy Award, the Golden Globe, and the Screen Actors Guild Award.
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