Release Date: December 25, 2019 (limited) / January 10, 2020
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Writters: Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew Lanham, Bryan Stevenson
Jamie Foxx as: Walter McMillian
Co-Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson, O’Shea Jackson Jr.
Runtime: 136 min
Rated: PG-13 for thematic content including some racial epithets
The movie follows the real-life story of Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan), who went to Alabama to help defend those who are wrongly condemned in the racially-charged state. One of those men is Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), a pulpwood worker sentenced to death for capital murder despite evidence proving his innocence.
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- Based on the book ‘Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption’ by Bryan Stevenson
- Four of the principal actors have appeared in Marvel films: Jamie Foxx, Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson.