According to Variety Colin Farrell is in talks to star opposite Denzel Washington in the legal drama Inner City from Nightcrwaler director and writer, Dan Gilroy.
Sony is putting out the film that will be written and directed by Dan Gilroy. This is the synopsis according to Variety: “Washington plays a hard-nosed lawyer named Roman J. Israel, who’s fighting the good fight while others take the credit. When his partner has a heart attack, Israel suddenly takes on the role of the firm’s frontman.He soon uncovers details about the crusading law firm’s history that run afoul of his values of helping the poor and dispossessed, and finds himself in an existential crisis that leads to extreme action.” Farrell is in negotiations to play another attorney in the film.
I, like many others, really loved Nightcrawler and was really excited to see Dan Gilroy direct a second film. So, when I heard he was directing Inner City, I was hyped to see him tackle a legal/court drama type of film. Denzel Washington in the film is a great idea. He’s a great actor. And Colin Farrell in the film also sounds good. This just gets me more excited for the movie.
His last film was Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and he was really good in that, despite the character being misused. I’ve also heard great things about him in The Lobster, which I haven’t gotten around to seeing yet. He was even nominated for a Golden Globe in Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy. I’m still super excited to see Dan Gilroy return to another film.
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