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Trailer: Michael B. Jordan Defends Jamie Foxx In Death Row Drama ‘Just Mercy’

The biographical drama is based on the true story of activist and attorney Bryan Stevenson.


The first trailer for Just Mercy has been released by Warner Bros.  

Adapted from the 2015 New York Times best-selling memoir of attorney and activist Bryan Stevenson, the biographical drama follows Stevenson, played by Michael B. Jordan, as he takes on the case of Alabama’s death row inmate Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx). 

McMillian was accused of murdering 18-year-old Ronda Morrison, despite there being evidence and witnesses supporting his innocence. Regardless, he served six years on death row before being exonerated. “It’s never too late for justice,” Stevenson says in the trailer. “If we can look at ourselves closely, we can change this world for the better. We all need grace. We all need mercy.”

Directed by Destin Daneil Cretton, the drama also stars Brie Larson, Rob Morgan, Rafe Spall, Tim Blake Nelson, and O’Shea Jackson. 

The film will have a limited release in theaters on December 25th, before its wide release on January 17th, 2020. 

For a more detailed account of McMillian’s case and more, read Stevenson’s Award-winning memoir Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Watch the trailer below:

Ayanna Nicole

Hi! I’m Ayanna, a writer and artist. Although I graduated from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte with two degrees in art and psychology, I’ve had a passion for writing for as long as I can remember. By following my dreams and utilizing my creativity, I designed Jaro Magazine with the ultimate intention of bringing more positive stories in the black community to the forefront, while also highlighting our versatile and vibrant culture through Jaro’s four modes: film, books, art, and music. I also manage a book hub, which you can find on Instagram @bloomingliterature.

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