Denzel Washington Is a Snappy Defense Attorney in ‘Roman J Israel, Esq’ First Trailer (Video)

The film, previously titled “Inner City,” also stars Colin Farrell

Denzel Washington stars as an idealistic defense attorney in the first trailer for Sony’s “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

In the movie, Israel is an attorney in the overburdened Los Angeles court system. Soon, his life is turned upside down when a series of events get him fired from his job, as he also finds out some unsettling things about the law firm that he gave his blood, sweat and tears to.

Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo and Nazneen Contractor also star in the drama, written and directed by Dan Gilroy. Previously titled “Inner City,” it was produced by Jennifer Fox, Todd Black and Brian Oliver.

“Each one of us is greater than the worst thing we’ve ever done,” Washington says in the trailer.

Washington’s recent credits include “The Magnificent Seven” and “Fences,” for which he was nominated in the lead actor category at last year’s Oscars. He is currently filming “The Equalizer 2,” directed by Antoine Fuqua.

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“Roman J. Israel, Esq.” will hit theaters this November.

Watch the trailer above.