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A Drop in the Hat for Awards Season? ‘Just Mercy’ Releases its Trailer

A Drop in the Hat for Awards Season? ‘Just Mercy’ Releases its Trailer

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Today Warner Bros released the movie trailer for the dramatic film Just Mercy starring Jamie Foxx, Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson.

Michael B. Jordan and Oscar-winners Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson 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 directed the film from a screenplay he co-wrote, based on the award-winning nonfiction bestseller by Bryan Stevenson.

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.

Recently there has been an onslaught of films dealing with criminal injustice such as Brian Banks and Clemency. Both films star Aldis Hodge being accused and imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit.

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Just Mercy also stars Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, and O’Shea Jackson Jr.

The film is in limited release on December 25, 2019 and debuts in theatres everywhere January 10, 2020.

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