'Just Mercy': First Look At Oscar Contender Shows Michael B. Jordan And Jamie Foxx In A History-Making Battle For Justice

August 22nd 2019

Warner Bros. has released the first images for Just Mercy, starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson and O'Shea Jackson Jr.

It'll premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before its January 2020 theatrical release.

The film is based on the true story of Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson's work in the exoneration of Walter McMillian who was sentenced to death row in 1987 for a murder he did not commit.

Here's the official description: 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.  

Check out the photo below:

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Photo: Warner Bros.

by Trey Mangum on August 22nd 2019

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