He was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar earlier this year, for Fences.
And Denzel Washington looks to be bidding for his next nomination, as he transformed for his next role.
The 62-year-old was almost unrecognisable as he filmed scenes in Santa Monica, California, on Tuesday.
The actor seemed unaware that he was drawing a crowd of tourists, as he got into character, on the busy Santa Monica Pier.
He was sporting a relaxed hairdo and had a set of walkman headphones across his head.
He looked swamped in a patterned plum red shirt with baggy blue denims.
He had black-framed glasses on for much of the shoot.
The film – which is written and directed by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dan Gilroy – was originally titled Inner City, but that title has since been pulled.
It’s ‘set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system,’ according to Sony, with Washington playing a standout lawyer named Roman Israel.
In the film, the attorney is recruited by a ‘cutthroat lawyer’ played by Colin Farrell, who looks to sign him on to his firm after his business partner dies.
A course of events lands Israel in a crisis situation in the film, which also features Hugo Armstrong, Ashton Sanders, Andrew T. Lee and Brittany Ishibashi.
Two-time Oscar winner Washington has played an attorney in a number of previous movies, including the 1990 comedy Heart Condition, the 1991 thriller Ricochet and the 1993 classic Philadelphia.
The 6ft1 actor won his Oscars for 1989’s Glory and 2001’s Training Day.