LOS ANGELES, California — Roman J. Israel, Esq. is an upcoming legal drama film written and directed by Dan Gilroy. It stars Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell and Carmen Ejogo. Denzel plays liberal lawyer named Roman J. Israel who has been fighting the good fight while others take the credit. When his partner, the firm’s front man, has a heart attack, Israel suddenly takes on that role. He finds out some unsettling things about what the crusading law firm has done that run afoul of his values of helping the poor and dispossessed, and he finds himself in an existential crisis that leads to extreme action
It is scheduled to be released by Columbia Pictures on November 3, 2017.