The film adaptation of Bryan Stevenson’s hit Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption is set to hit theaters next Wednesday, 12/25/19. The book tells the captivating true story of one of Stevenson’s first cases as a young lawyer, in which he represents a man sentenced to die for allegedly committing an infamous murder. The accused, named Walter McMillian, vehemently swears his innocence, and the credible evidence previously brought against him seems thin. As the resulting legal battle progresses Stevenson is confronted with political intrigues, abuse of the law, and outright racism. By the end of the trial, Stevenson’s concepts of justice and mercy are transformed.
“Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.” -Goodreads.com
The movie stars Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther, Creed) as Bryan Stevenson, Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained, Ray) as Walter McMillian, and Brie Larson (Captain Marvel, Room) as Eva Ansley. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. Rated PG-13, 2 hours and 12 minutes.
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