Michael B. jordan is racking up some great roles in his short career and I for one am happy that he is doing so. When I first heard that Jordan was set to portray celebrated attorney Bryan Stevenson, I was very surprised. Just Mercy is a story that you are undoubtedly are familiar with and if you are like me you want everyone to go see it when it hits theaters this Friday January 10th!
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DIRECTOR: Destin Daniel Cretton
CAST: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson
Michael B. Jordan (“Black Panther,” the “Creed” films, “Fruitvale Station”) and Oscar winners Jamie Foxx (“Ray,” “Baby Driver,” “Django: Unchained”) and Brie Larson (“Room,” “Short Term 12,” “Captain Marvel”) star in “Just Mercy,” an inspiring drama that brings one of the most important stories of our time to the big screen.
Award-winning filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton (“The Glass Castle,” “Short Term 12”) directed the film from a screenplay he co-wrote, based on Bryan Stevenson’s bestselling memoir.
“Just Mercy” is based on the powerful and thought-provoking true story of 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 main 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, as well as overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds—and the system— stacked against them.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: https://www.justmercyfilm.com/
RATING: PG-13 for thematic content including some racial epithets.
RUN TIME: 137 minutes
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