Ahead of its US release this Christmas Day, Warner Bros. has revealed a new trailer for the upcoming drama Just Mercy. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, the film stars Michael B. Jordan as gifted young lawyer who defends those wrongly convicted by a flawed justice system, and also features a cast that also includes Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Rafe Spall, Rob Morgan, and Tim Blake Nelson; take a look here…
SEE ALSO: Read our review of Just Mercy here
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 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.
Just Mercy is set for a limited US release on December 25th, followed by a wider release on January 10th. It arrives in UK cinemas on January 17th.