Awards Contender Michael B. Jordan Fights for Justice in ‘Just Mercy’ Trailer

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Michael B. Jordan is one of those exciting and widely respected stars who many agree has often just missed the Oscar nomination threshold. That wrong could be righted with “Just Mercy,” Warner Bros.’ upcoming biopic about Bryan Stevenson, the real-life lawyer who has freed dozens of innocent death row inmates, featuring Jordan as leading actor and co-producer.

Oscar winner Jamie Foxx co-stars as Walter McMillian, who spent years on death row before the nationally publicized reversal of his murder conviction in 1993. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, with a screenplay from Cretton and Andrew Lanham based on Stevenson’s book, “Just Mercy” also stars Oscar winner Brie Larson, plus Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, and Rafe Spall, and will appear in theaters Dec. 25. Check out the new trailer below—and keep tissues handy. 

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Jack Smart
Jack Smart is the awards editor at Backstage, where he covers all things Emmy, SAG, Oscar, and Tony Awards. He also produces and hosts Backstage’s awards podcast “In the Envelope” and has interviewed some of the biggest stars of stage and screen.
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