Colin Farrell has signed on to star alongside Denzel Washington in the legal drama Inner City, which is being written and directed by Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler).
Variety reports that the film sees Washington as “a hard-nosed liberal lawyer named Roman J. Israel, who’s been 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 will portray one of Israel’s colleagues at the law firm.
Farrell was most recently seen in Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and has recently wrapped production on Sofia Coppola’s remake of The Beguiled, which sees him starring alongside Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning.