Last month, we told you that Denzel Washington really threw himself into his latest role. The 62-year-old actor plays a “no-nonsense” criminal defense attorney in Roman J. Israel, Esq. As we told you in the previous post, the director of the project (Dan Gilroy) gave Denzel the freedom to create the look of the character.
Denzel showed up to set with a few added pounds and a noticeable gap between his teeth. A gap he corrected back in high school, “He came in one day and smiled and said, ‘I went to the dentist.’ They drilled out the gap he was born with,” Gilroy said.
The first trailer for the film was released this week, and it works to set up the premise “of Washington’s character operating in the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system as a disillusioned defense attorney.”
The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival to mixed reviews, but Sony is still hoping Washington can land an Oscar nomination for his role. They are releasing this film right in the middle of awards season on November 3, 2017.