"This legal thriller puts an aging social justice warrior front and center." — Washington Post
Part of Oscar Week 2018! For the full schedule of Oscar-nominated films, click HERE.
Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor.
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.