Warner Bros. released a trailer for their new drama featuring Jamie Foxx, Michael B. Jordan and Brie Larsen – “Just Mercy”. Based on a true story of Walter McMillian who was convicted falsely on Alabama’s death row.
This drama, “Just Mecry”, will be released on Jan 10th, 2020 worldwide and was premiered in September at Toronto International Film Festival. Destin Daniel Cretton directed the film and Andrew Lanham wrote the script.
Short summary of the movie – Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) is a defense attorney who tries to defend Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx) in his death trial.
More of the cast members – Tim Blake Nelson, Karan Kendrick , Rob Morgan, O’shea Jackson Jr. and Rafe Spall.
Warner Bros. brief summary: “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.”