Denzel Washington is said to be eyeing the lead role in the legal drama “Inner City” from acclaimed writer and “Nightcrawler” director Dan Gilroy.
Akin to the 1982 Paul Newman classic “The Verdict,” the film is a character study as much a courtroom drama and is set in Los Angeles. Specifics of the plot are under wraps.
The project hasn’t been shopped to distributors yet but several majors, including Netflix, have reportedly been tracking the project. Washington is said to have been weighing several other projects including J.C. Chandor’s “Triple Frontier”.
Jennifer Fox is producing. Washington can next been seen in Antoine Fuqua’s “The Magnificent Seven” remake which opens next month.