This is about all of us.
Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx shine in Destin Daniel Cretton’s new legal drama, Just Mercy. The upcoming film, which also stars Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, and Brie Larson, tells the true story of the wrongly imprisoned Walter McMillian, based on Bryan Stevenson’s memoir of the same name.
Check out the second official trailer below, courtesy of Warner Bros.
Read the official synopsis below:
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 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.
Just Mercy opens on December 25, 2019.
Source: Warner Bros.