Denzel Washington stars as Roman J. Israel, Esq, a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is upended when his mentor, a civil rights icon, dies. When he is recruited to join a firm led by one of the legendary man’s former students, the ambitious lawyer George Pierce (Colin Farrell), and begins a friendship with a young champion of equal rights (Carmen Ejogo), a turbulent series of events ensue that will put the activism that has defined Roman’s career to the test. Movie Man Sam has your inside look at Roman J. Israel.