Michael B. Jordan plays a stubborn yet brilliant attorney determined to get an innocent man off death row in the forthcoming drama Just Mercy.
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, Stevenson (Jordan) travels to Alabama to launch a firm dedicated to overturning wrongful convictions when he takes the case of Walter McMillian played by Oscar winner Jamie Foxx.
In the trailer, the two get off to a rocky start when Stevenson visits McMillian and queries what landed him behind bars. Defeated by the justice system, McMillian turns his back on Stevenson and calls for the guard to take him back to his cell.
Stevenson then travels to McMillian’s hometown in Alabama, interviews his family and begins to build a case, which helps to turn the tide between the two. Rounding out the cast is Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson, Rob Morgan, Rafe Spall, and Straight Outta Compton‘s O’Shea Jackson.
“If we can look at ourself closely, we can change this world for the better. We all need grace. We all need mercy,” Stevenson said.
Just Mercy is based on Bryan Stevenson’s New York Times bestselling memoir of the same name.