American lawyer specialized in defending people wrongly convicted despite being innocent, Bryan Stevenson is now honored with a movie by Destin Daniel Cretton. A movie based on the jurist’ book “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption”, a best-seller that remained 150 weeks in the New York Times’ best-sellers.
As for the cast, we have Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther, Creed, Creed II) as Bryan Stevenson and Oscar-winning actors Jamie Foxx (Ray, Baby Driver, Django Unchained) and Brie Larson (Room, The Glass Castle, Captain America) respectively play Walter McMillian who’s been sentenced to death for the far-reaching murder of an 18-year-old girl and Eva Ansley, a local militant.
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The historic fight of young lawyer Bryan Stevenson. After studying at Harvard, Bryan Stevenson could have opted for a very profitable career. Yet, he decides to move to Alabama to defend those wrongly convicted, supported by a locla activist, Eva Ansley. One of the first cases - the fieriest one - is Walter McMillian's who in 1987, is sentenced to death for the far-reaching murder of an 18-year-old girl. And depiste the large number of proofs showing his innocence and the sole testimony against him coming from a criminal man with questionable motivations. As time goes by, Bryan finds himself stuck in an imbroglio of legal and political maneuvers. He also has to face obvious and uncompromising racism whist fighting for Walter and other like him within a hostile society.