Director Destin Daniel Cretton’s biographical drama Just Mercy has released their trailer about the true story of modern-day hero Bryan Stevenson, played by Michael B. Jordan.
Based on the award-winning nonfiction bestseller of the same name, Stevenson details one of his first early cases as an Alabama defense attorney for the wrongly condemned, with the help of local advocate Eva Ansley (played by Brie Larson). One of his first clients was Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), who was sentenced to die for the murder of an 18-year-old woman, despite evidence of his innocence.
In the trailer, we get a glimpse of Jordan as Stevenson fighting the good fight to exonerate the innocent, battling systematic racism and injustice. “If we can look at yourself closely, we can change this world for the better. We all need grace. We all need mercy,” said Stevenson.
Just Mercy opens in theaters on January 10, 2020.
Just Mercy Official Synopsis:
Based on a true story, JUST MERCY shadows world-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) as he recounts his experiences and details the case of Walter McMillian (Foxx), a condemned death row prisoner whom he fought to free. JUST MERCY is a deeply moving, inspiring story of perseverance and humanity that will challenge audiences to see the world differently. JUST MERCY is slated for release January 10, 2020.