Denzel Washington May Star In Legal Drama 'Inner City' From 'Nightcrawler' Director

Moviegoers probably know the last name 'Gilroy' because of Tony Gilroy, the longtime screenwriter of the 'Bourne' franchise, director of Michael Clayton, and the apparent savior of those Rogue One: A Star Wars Story reshoots. But last year his brother Dan Gilroy made the case he should be high in the minds of many with his directorial debut, Nightcrawler, which gave Jake Gyllenhaal the role of a lifetime. Can Gilroy do the same for Denzel Washington in his next film? We're about to find out.

According to Variety, Washington will star in legal drama Inner City, which Gilroy will write and direct. Once again exploring the Los Angeles underbelly, the film finds Washington as a lawyer dealing with major changes at his firm. ThePlaylist firms up the description by adding that he plays "an ambulance chasing lawyer, who takes over the business when his boss falls sick, but only manages to mess everything up." Paul Newman's The Verdict has been cited as a comparison which is pretty bold if you ask me.

For obvious reasons the major distributors are circling this one like a hawk, with Netflix looking like a possible destination.