WATCH: ‘Just Mercy’ New Trailer Questions Unjust, Merciless System

Based on a true story, Michael B. Jordan plays the role of a young lawyer who readily fought for the innocence of a death-row prisoner, played by Jamie Foxx.

Based on a true story, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson star in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Just Mercy,” in Philippine cinemas January 22, 2020.

Check out the film’s main trailer below which has just been launched by Warner Bros.

“Just Mercy” is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.  Use the hashtag #JustMercy

About “Just Mercy”

“Just Mercy” is an inspiring drama that brings one of the most important stories of our time to the big screen.  Award-winning filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton (“The Glass Castle,” “Short Term 12”) is directing the film, which is based on the award-winning nonfiction bestseller by Bryan Stevenson.  


A powerful and thought-provoking true story, “Just Mercy” follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Michaael B. Jordan) 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 (Brie Larson).  One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Jamie 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.  

The main cast also includes Rob Morgan (“Mudbound”) as Herbert Richardson, a fellow prisoner who also sits on death row awaiting his fate; Tim Blake Nelson (“Wormwood”) as Ralph Myers, whose pivotal testimony against Walter McMillian is called into question; Rafe Spall as Tommy Chapman, the DA who is fighting to uphold Walter’s conviction and sentence; O’Shea Jackson Jr. (“Straight Outta Compton”) as Anthony Ray Hinton, another wrongly convicted death row inmate whose cause is taken up by Bryan; and Karan Kendrick (“The Hate U Give”) as Walter’s wife, Minnie McMillian, who stands by her husband.

Cretton co-wrote the screenplay with Andrew Lanham (“The Glass Castle”), based on Stevenson’s book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.

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