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Austin Film Festival 2017: Writer/Director Dan Gilroy talks “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

“Roman J. Israel, Esq.” was a late addition to the Austin Film Festival. Dan Gilroy (“Reel Steel,” “The Bourne Legacy”) wrote and directed this film starring Denzel Washington and Colin Farrell. Gilroy admitted he didn’t know too much about the festival, but was excited to screen the film for an Austin audience. Watch our full interview below!

About “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” 

Roman J. Israel (Denzel Washington) is an idealistic defense attorney whose life gets upended when his mentor — civil rights icon William Henry Jackson — falls into a vegetative states and dies. He’s then recruited to join a law firm led by George Pierce (Colin Farrell), an ambitious lawyer who was one of Jackson’s former students. Israel’s legacy of activism soon gets put to the test when he takes on the case of Langston Bailey, a young man accused of murder. 

“Roman J. Israel, Esq.” hits theaters November 22. 

Stay tuned for more exclusive interviews and reviews from the 2017 Austin Film Festival! 


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