Just Mercy

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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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A powerful true story, Just Mercy exposes the deep roots of racism and oppression that lie at the heart of the American criminal justice system – a system which routinely incarcerates people of color and convicts the innocent but poor. We all deserve equal justice. Be part of the conversation to reimagine the way we look at punishment and mercy for the most vulnerable.

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Destin Daniel Cretton
Executive Producers
Bryan Stevenson, Mike Drake, Niija Kuykendall, Gabriel Hammond, Daniel Hammond, Scott Budnick, Michael B. Jordan, Jeff Skoll, Charles D. King
Todd Lieberman, p.g.a., David Hoberman, p.g.a., R.J. Palacio
Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Karan Kendrick
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