Warner Bros Pictures has released the second UK Trailer for Just Mercy. Based on Bryan Stevenson‘s memoir of the same name, Jordan plays Stevenson. A young attorney who has one thing on his mind, bring him ‘home’!
Jamie Foxx stars as Walter McMillan a man wrongly convicted for an murder of an teen girl. Brian Stevenson an Havard graduating young lawyer, who has every lucrative job on offer, decides to take Walter’s case. A man who can’t afford proper representation and odds stacked against him.
The reviews from the festival circuit have been very positive so far. Highlighting racism is rife in the justice system of United States, even here in the UK too. Fantastic cast, intriguing true story with the rise of an world-renowned civil rights defense attorney…
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.
The main cast also includes Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Karan Kendrick. Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12) directs.
Just Mercy will be released in the UK and Ireland on 17th January, 2020.