As far as Moviepilot is concerned, there is no such thing as enough . The two times Academy Award winner is never less than watchable, and his performance in Flight is just the sort of thing that will get the actor remembered as one of the greats.
The drama centers on Troy Maxson, a struggling African American family man and sanitation worker, who once had dreams of becoming a baseball star. Since the play is set in the 1950s those dreams didn’t quite lead to much as there still was segregation in Major League Baseball when Troy was young.
Chances are he'll also take the lead as he already (co-)starred in his two previous directing features, The Antwone Fisher Story, and The Great Debaters. He also played the lead role in the play's Broadway revival, of course collecting a Tony Award for his performance.
Like we said, we take any Denzel over none, and this sounds like a meaty role for him to sink his teeth into.