Warner Bros. Pictures has released the trailer for its upcoming biographical drama film titled, Just Mercy.
The film, based on the memoir by Bryan Stevenson, stars Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall and Brie Larson.
The Destin Daniel Cretton-directed film follows a 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. Foxx plays Walter McMillian, a black man convicted of the murder of a white female store clerk and sentenced to death, whom Stevenson comes to represent.
In the trailer, Jordan’s character tells Foxx’s: “Your life is still meaningful, and I’m going to do everything possible to keep them from taking it.”
“You don’t know what you’re into down here in Alabama when you’re guilty from the moment you’re born,” Foxx’s character responds.
Brie Larson plays Eva Ansley, the operational director at EJI (Equal Justice Initiative) who has fought for justice for death row prisoners since the organisation’s inception.
Andrew Lanham and Destin Daniel Cretton wrote the screenplay for Just Mercy.
Just Mercy is slated for a limited release on 25 December 2019 before it’s widely released in January 2020.
Meanwhile, you may whet your appetite with the trailer before:
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