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.
Michael B. Jordan....Bryan Stevenson
Jamie Foxx....Walter McMillian
Rafe Spall....Tommy Champan
Tim Blake Nelson....Ralph Myers
O'Shea Jackson Jr.....Anthony Ray Hinton
Rob Morgan....Herbert Richardson
Rhoda Griffis....Judge Pamela Bachab
Darrell Britt-Gibson....Darnell Houston
Claire Bronson....Mrs. Chapman
Tonea Stewart....Mrs. Coleman
Karan Kendrick....Minnie McMillian
Lindsay Ayliffe....Judge Foster
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