Roman J. Israel, Esq. is 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 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 (Colin Farrell) – and begins a friendship with a young champion of equal rights (Carmen Ejogo), a turbulent series of events ensue that will put the activism that has defined Roman’s career to the test. Roman J. Israel, Esq. stars Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, and Carmen Ejogo. Written and Directed by Dan Gilroy. Produced by Jennifer Fox, Todd Black, and Denzel Washington. The Director of Photography is Robert Elswit, ASC. The Production Designer is Kevin Kavanaugh. The Editor is John Gilroy, ACE. The Costume Designer is Francine Jamison-Tanchuck. Music by James Newton Howard.
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