Published On: Thu, Sep 19th, 2019

‘Just Mercy’ trailer centers on Michael B Jordan in court to revisit the Walter McMillian Alabama death row battle

The official trailer for Warner Bros. Just Mercy, which stars Michael B. Jordan from director Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12) with Oscar winners Brie Larson and Jamie Foxx.

Based on a true story, Just Mercy tells the riveting legal drama of a lawyer’s fight to free a wrongly-convicted man from death row.

The film is based on Bryan Stevenson’s bestselling book, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. “Just Mercy,” produced by Gil Netter (Life of Pi,The Shack, The Blind Side), and will be in theaters this December/January.

Check out the footage below.

“The first time I visited death row, I wasn’t expecting to meet somebody the same age as me,” Jordan, as Harvard-educated lawyer Bryan Stevenson, shares in voiceover. From there, the trailer explores the fight Bryan and his client, Walter McMillian (Foxx), have ahead of them as Bryan tries to get Walter off death row. Walter isn’t entirely sold on Bryan, pushing back against him during one of their meetings and telling him, “You don’t know what you’re into down here in Alabama, where you’re guilty from the moment you’re born.” This is going to be a tough, tough journey for both men and it’s perfectly summed up by Walter in this moment.

Just Mercy arrives in theaters on January 10, 2020.

About “Just Mercy”
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 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). In 1987, Walter 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 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.


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