Michael B. Jordan Fights for an Innocent Man in ‘Just Mercy’

Michael B. Jordan Fights for an Innocent Man in ‘Just Mercy’ December 4, 2019

A new preview for the Warner Brothers film ‘Just Mercy’ has released, giving a more dramatic look at the real-life story of Bryan Stevenson, played by Michael B. Jordan. The film also stars Jamie Foxx, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Karan Kendrick, and Brie Larson.

Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx star in “Just Mercy” from Warner Brothers Pictures. Image courtesy of TKO Publicity.

The film is based on Bryan Stevenson’s bestselling book, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. “Just Mercy,” produced by Gil Netter (“Life of Pi,” “The Shack,” “The Blind Side”), Asher Goldstein and Michael B. Jordan, and directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, will be in limited release on December 25 and will go wider in January 2020.

The official synopsis follows:

A powerful and thought-provoking true story, “Just Mercy” follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx). In 1987, Walter was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds—and the system—stacked against them.

 


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