Netflix is one of the most popular streaming platforms in the world and to stay above its competition (HBO, Disney+, Prime Video, etc) renews its catalog monthly with new series and movies that quickly position themselves among the productions most viewed by users.
The streaming platform not only adds current content but also has the luxury of rescuing from oblivion some films that did not have the expected response from the public in theaters, but the magic of Netflix turns them into a trend in a few hours. This is the case of a production that had Denzel Washington as protagonist.
What is the Denzel Washington movie that was a flop and Netflix rescued?
Is about Roman J. Israel, Esq, a 201 legal drama film. It was directed and written by dan gilroy and the cast was led by Washington, Collin Farrell and Carmen Ejogo. The budget for this film was 22 million dollars, but it barely managed to raise 13 million.
The film tells the story of Roman J Israel (Washington) and George Pierce (Farrell). The first is a lawyer who works in a small firm in The Angels and in which he collects 500 dollars a week. He is one of the partners, the other is WilliamJackson, founding member and respected teacher, but he dies of a fatal heart attack.
The firm went bankrupt and what was left passed into the hands of pierce, Jackson’s graduate student, who is surprised by Israel’s legal skills and offers him a job at the new firm, initially turns him down, but then has to take it. During the film, he will be involved in various events that plunge him into a personal crisis and he must act as soon as possible.
For this film Denzel Washington was nominated as best actor at the Oscars and the Golden Globe, Despite the fact that the film did not receive the best reviews, many praised the American’s performance.
Roman J. Israel, Esq.: cast
- Denzel Washington: Roman J. Israel, Esq.
- Colin Farrell: George Pierce.
- Carmen Ejogo: Maya Alston.
- Shelley Hennig: Olivia Reed.
- Lynda Gravatt: Vernita Wells.
- Amanda Warren: Lynn Jackson (niece).
- Hugh Armstrong: Fritz Molinar.
- Sam Gilroy: Connor Novick.
- Tony Flat: Jess Salinas.
- DeRon Horton: Derrell Ellerbee.
- Amari Cheatom: Carter Johnson.