Roman J. Israel is an idealistic defense attorney whose life gets upended when his boss and mentor — the legendary civil rights icon William Henry Jackson — dies unexpectedly. He’s then recruited to join a law firm led by George Pierce, an ambitious lawyer who was one of Jackson’s former students. Israel’s legacy of activism soon gets put to the test when he takes on the case of Langston Bailey, a young man accused of murdering a convenience store clerk.
All rise. See more »