Michael B. Jordan takes to the bring screen to bring to life the story of Bryan Stevenson in the forthcoming biographical film, ‘Just Mercy.’
Stevenson – American lawyer, social justice activist, founder/executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative – is known for his time as a young Harvard-graduated lawyer who went to Alabama to defend minority prisoners wrongly convicted of crimes or without proper representation. As Jordan portrays Stevenson in the Destin Daniel Cretton-directed film, he’s joined by Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx, who portrays Walter McMillian (one of lawyer’s clients).
With a cast rounded out by ‘Captain Marvel’ star Brie Larson, ‘Straight Outta Compton’ star O’Shea Jackson, Jr., and more, look inside to see the flick’s captivating trailer
Based on the New York Times best-seller of the same name, catch the movie when it hits US theaters on January 10th 2020. The film lands in UK cinemas on January 26th 2020.
“What appealed most was being able to share Bryan’s inspiring story and shed light on those affected by the inequities and implications of our current criminal justice system,” Jordan previously told PEOPLE. “It’s easy to ignore statistics; it’s harder when you put a human face to it. I hope that giving more context to something that’s been happening for such a long time and understanding that it’s still happening will give people a sense of appreciation for the freedom that we have, but also motivate them to demand answers for the injustices that are continually happening today.”