Remember those pictures of Denzel looking ‘chubby’, well it was for his latest role Roman J Israel, Esq. The film is by Nightcrawler directors Dan Gilroy and it looks equally as entertaining! Another Oscar nod for Denzel?

‘Roman J. Israel is an idealistic, introverted attorney who has worked for years behind the scenes. But when his circumstances suddenly change, he lands at a cutthroat firm, working for a ruthless attorney and discovers a case that tests his mettle.’

Gilroy stated he wrote the character of Roman specifically for Denzel

“Roman is defined by his belief in something greater than himself. He’s a man of faith. He has this common, universal humanity to him that he believes. Denzel, if you research Denzel, he’s literally a man of faith. […] I think one of the reasons why Denzel dissolves into the character is because they’re so close to each other in so many ways. Denzel embodies the idea of a man living his life on terms that are based on a cause — going toward something. That’s why I really wrote it for him.”

Here’s the trailer

Will you watch this film?