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Denzel Washington legal drama gets a name

Safe House, Denzel Washington

Story by Jack Foley

DENZEL Washington’s new legal thriller has a title: Roman Israel, Esq.

The project is being written and directed by Dan Gilroy, who last helmed the critically-acclaimed thriller Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

Roman Israel, Esq., which just wrapped principal photography, follows a Los Angeles attorney, played by Washington, who is offered a job at a prestigious law firm after the death of his long-time partner. Upon accepting the job, however, takes on a case that has life-altering repercussions.

Colin Farrell and Carmen Ejogo are also in the cast.

The film does not yet have a release date, but Sony is reportedly eyeing a fourth-quarter slot, which would position Washington and his performance for awards consideration.