Roman Israel, Esq: Legal Thriller Starring Denzel Washington

Sony’s legal thriller, Roman Israel Esq., starring Denzel Washington was previously titled Inner City.

It is written and directed by Dan Gilroy, who made the acclaimed thriller Nightcrawler

Roman Israel, Esq., which just wrapped principal photography, does not have a release date, but the studio is eyeing a fourth-quarter release. That would position Washington and his performance for awards consideration.

The script tells of a Los Angeles attorney, played by Washington, who is offered a job at a prestigious law firm after the death of his longtime partner. He takes on a case that has life-altering repercussions.

Colin Farrell and Carmen Ejogo are also in the cast.