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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.

BASED ON A TRUE STORY

Just Mercy
Release date
January 23 2020
Synopsis
After graduating from Harvard, Bryan might have had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned, 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.
Cast

Michael B. Jordan ... Bryan Stevenson

Jamie Foxx ... Walter McMillian

Brie Larson ... Eva Ansley

Lindsay Ayliffe ... Judge Foster

Rob Morgan ... Herbert Richardson

Tim Blake Nelson ... Ralph Myers

Just Mercy Australian classification M
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