Just Mercy

SYNOPSIS

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.

CAST & CREDITS

Principal Cast
Michael B. Jordan (“Black Panther”, “Creed”)
Oscar winner Jamie Foxx (“Ray”, “Baby Driver")
Oscar winner Brie Larson (“Room”, “The Glass Castle”, “Captain Marvel”)
Rob Morgan (“Mudbound”)
Tim Blake Nelson (“Wormwood”)
Rafe Spall ("Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom")
O’Shea Jackson Jr. (“Straight Outta Compton”)
Karan Kendrick (“The Hate U Give”)

Director: Award-winning Director Destin Daniel Cretton (“The Glass Castle”, “Short Term 12”)
Producer: Oscar nominee, Gil Netter (“Life of Pi”)
Producer: Asher Goldstein (“Short Term 12”)
Executive Producer: Bryan Stevenson
Executive Producer:Mike Drake
Executive Producer: Niija Kuykendall
Executive Producer: Gabriel Hammond
Executive Producer: Daniel Hammond
Executive Producer: Scott Budnick
Executive Producer: Jeff Skoll
Executive Producer: Charles D. King
Screenplay co-written by: Andrew Lanham (“The Glass Castle”)
Director of Photography: Brett Pawlak ("The Glass Castle")
Production Designer: Sharon Seymour ("The Glass Castle")
Editor: Nat Sanders (“The Glass Castle”)
Composer: Joel P. West ("The Glass Castle)
Costume Designer: Francine Jamison-Tanchuck (“Detroit”)

Director’s Biography

DESTIN DANIEL CRETTON created the short film “Short Term 12,” which won the Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. In 2013, he wrote and directed the feature film of the same title, winning a number of film festival & critics groups awards. His third feature was “The Glass Castle,” an adaptation of the New York Times best-selling memoir. He is next set to direct Marvel's “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings."

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