Dan Gilroy on RJIE

Director Dan Gilroy discusses Roman J. Israel, Esq.

November 28, 2017 A DGA Q&A in Los Angeles

An idealistic defense attorney finds himself in a crisis in Director Dan Gilroy’s new legal thriller, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Set in the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system, Gilroy’s film tells the story of Roman Israel (Denzel Washington), a driven attorney whose life is upended when he is recruited to join a firm led by cutthroat lawyer George Pierce (Colin Farrell) and begins a friendship with young equal rights champion Maya Alston (Carmen Ejogo). But turbulent series of events ensue that will test the lifelong activism that has always defined his career.

Following the DGA membership screening in Los Angeles on November 28, Gilroy sat down with Director Jeremy Kagan (Shot) to discuss the making of Roman J. Israel, Esq.

In addition to Roman J. Israel, Esq., Gilroy’s other directorial credit is the feature film Nightcrawler. He has been a DGA member since 2013.

You can listen to Gilroy's Q&A by clicking the podcast episode embedded below. You can find more DGA podcast episodes here.


Event photos by Trixie Textor - Print courtesy of Columbia Pictures.

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