“Just Mercy” is a moving, powerful and thought-provoking true story, this legal drama follows a young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he 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), who, in 1987, 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 a labyrinth of 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.
Based on Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (2014) by Bryan Stevenson
Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall & Brie Larson
Directed By: Destin Daniel Cretton
Written By: Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew Lanham
In Theaters: Jan 10, 2020
Runtime: 136 minutes
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
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