‘Just Mercy’ - Biopic-drama about Bryan Stevenson (played by Michael B. Jordan) a young black lawyer on a history-making battle to clear the name of an innocent man (Jamie Foxx).
Fri 21 Feb 2020|
|Running time:||137 (2h17’)|
|Age restriction:||13 L P V
This is about all of us.
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.
One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian, 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.
Based on Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (memoir) by Bryan Stevenson.
||Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx
||Destin Daniel Cretton
||Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew Lanham
||Joel P. West |
||Michael B. Jordan, Gil Netter|
|Country / Year:
||USA, 2020 |
A powerful and thought-provoking true story, ‘Just Mercy’ follows Young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice.
Based on the book ‘Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,’ it follows the true story of Bryan Stevenson, a gifted young lawyer’s defense of the most vulnerable in our country and his fight for equal justice in a flawed legal system.
Also stars Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson.