Colin Farrell is reportedly in talks to join Oscar-tipped ‘Fences’ star Denzel Washington for a role in the courtroom drama ‘Inner City.’

Billed as a character study in the vein of the Sidney Lumet/Paul Newman classic ‘The Verdict,’ the film sees Washington playing an awkward, reclusive lawyer, who has worked as a legal researcher in Los Angeles for decades. When his mentor passes away, he is recruited by a prestigious and more law firm. There he stumbles upon a case that changes his entire life.

THR has Farrell playing the slick, money-focused lawyer who recruits Washington’s character to the firm.

Screenwriter-turned-director Dan Gilroy (‘Nightcrawler’) is behind the camera for the drama, directing from his own script.