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First Trailer For Destin Daniel Cretton's JUST MERCY, Starring Michael B Jordan, Jamie Foxx & Brie Larson

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First look at the latest from the Short Term 12 director.


Director Destin Daniel Cretton's debut feature I Am Not a Hipster passed largely unnoticed, but his sophomore film Short Term 12 put him on the map, winning much critical acclaim. Cretton's followup, The Glass Castle, didn't fare nearly so well with critics, so what to expect from Just Mercy, Cretton's latest drama?

Just Mercy tells the true story of lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan), who battled the odds to prove the innocence of Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), who was sentenced to death in 1987 for the murder of a teenage girl. The film also stars Cretton regular Brie Larson, along with Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, O’Shea Jackson Jr and Karan Kendrick.


Just Mercy is in UK/ROI cinemas January 24th.

Check out the first trailer below.


The official synopsis reads:

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.




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