UPDATE: New Trailer Tomorrow. #JustMercy in select theaters December 25, everywhere January 10. pic.twitter.com/6BHOVP3fC5 — Just Mercy (@JustMercyFilm) December 1, 2019 New Trailer Tomorrow. #JustMercy in select theaters December 25, […]
Likely in time to land with Dark Waters and Knives Out (both opening wide in the U.S. next week), a new trailer for Destin Daniel Cretton’s Just Mercy has been rated today by Consumer Protection BC. We expect it online in the next week or so, and we’ll be sure to have it here when it arrives.
A powerful and thought-provoking true story, “Just Mercy” follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson 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. One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian, 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.
Starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Rob Morgan, Rafe Spall, and Tim Blake Nelson, the film is released December 25 in the U.S., followed by January 17 in the UK.