Roman J. Israel, Esq (12A).
Roman J. Israel, Esq. is set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as a driven, idealistic defence attorney whose life is upended when his mentor, a civil rights icon, dies. When he is recruited to join a firm led by one of the legendary man’s former students – the ambitious lawyer George Pierce (Farrell) – and begins a friendship with a young champion of equal rights (Ejogo), a turbulent series of events ensue that will put the activism that has defined Roman’s career to the test.
“There is no disputing the start-to-finish excellence of Denzel Washington.” Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Nominated Best Actor in Drama Motion Picture at Golden Globes 2018
Nominated Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role at Screen Actors Guild Awards 2018