Just Mercy

Just Mercy
  • 2019
  • US
  • Directed by: Destin Daniel Cretton
  • Cast: Jamie Foxx, Michael B Jordan, Brie Larson
  • UK release: 24 January 2019

Walter (Foxx) is convicted of the murder of a teenage white girl on the testimony of one felon (Blake-Nelson), despite a lack of incriminating evidence. Lawyer Bryan (Jordan) acts on his behalf. Old-fashioned, crusading legal drama which builds into an emotional and thought-provoking confrontation of the abiding racism in American society.

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Michael B. Jordan wanted to honour the facts in Just Mercy

20 Jan 2020

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Michael B. Jordan wanted to "honour the facts" in his role in 'Just Mercy'. The 'Black Panther' star plays the role of lawyer and civil rights campaigner Bryan Stevenson in the film, which is based on the true story of Stevenson taking on the case of…

Michael B. Jordan had no idea of the story behind Just Mercy

17 Jan 2020

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Michael B. Jordan had no idea of the story behind 'Just Mercy'. The 'Black Panther' star plays lawyer Bryan Stevenson in the film, which is based on the true story of Stevenson taking on the case of Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), an African-American…

Michael B. Jordan: People feel powerless amid injustice

12 Jan 2020

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Michael B. Jordan worries people feel powerless to prevent social injustice. The 32-year-old actor – who stars as defence attorney Bryan Stevenson in the legal drama 'Just Mercy' – has encouraged his fans to continue to fight for justice, even if…

Michael B Jordan praised as producer

30 Dec 2019

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Just Mercy

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TIFF 2019: Destin Daniel Cretton's crusading legal drama stars Jamie Foxx and Michael B Jordan

There is an old-fashioned, crusading quality to Just Mercy that feels comfortingly familiar. Based on a true miscarriage of justice, it deals in traditional elements of false conviction, unreliable witnesses, vested interests, crushing setbacks…

Michael B. Jordan on casting Jamie Foxx in Just Mercy

20 Aug 2019

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Michael B. Jordan knew Jamie Foxx would be "perfect" for the role of Walter McMillian in 'Just Mercy'. The 32-year-old actor starred as lawyer Bryan Stevenson in the forthcoming biographical drama film about the case of McMillian, a man imprisoned…

O' Shea Jackson Jr to star in Just Mercy

18 Aug 2018

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O'Shea Jackson Jr is set to star in 'Just Mercy'. The 27-year-old actor - who is the oldest son of rapper Ice Cube - will join Michael B Jordan, Brie Larson and Jamie Foxx in the Warner Bros drama, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Destin…

Brie Larson cast alongside Michael B. Jordan in Just Mercy

9 Aug 2018

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Brie Larson has been cast alongside Michael B. Jordan in 'Just Mercy'. The 28-year-old actress has signed up to star in the Destin Cretton-directed project, which is based on the best-selling memoir by Bryan Stevenson, who is the founder of the Equal…

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