“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.
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Catherine grew up watching action flicks at a very young age which led to her love of film. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors in Radio-TV-Film in 2012. Always the adventurer, Catherine traveled and lived in Sydney, Australia for a year where she took a selfie with Brad Pitt. She runs Shuffle with passion, lots of caffeine and tacos. When she’s not editing or writing you can find her crafting and planning her next adventure.