|Directed by||Destin Daniel Cretton|
|Based on||Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption|
by Bryan Stevenson
|Music by||Joel P. West|
|Edited by||Nat Sanders|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
Just Mercy is a 2019 American legal drama film directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, and starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, and Brie Larson. It tells the true story of Walter McMillian, who with the help of young defense attorney Bryan Stevenson appeals his murder conviction.
- Michael B. Jordan as Bryan Stevenson
- Jamie Foxx as Walter McMillian
- Brie Larson as Eva Ansley
- Rob Morgan as Herbert Richardson
- Tim Blake Nelson as Ralph Myers
- Rafe Spall as Tommy Champan
- O'Shea Jackson Jr. as Anthony Ray Hinton
- Lindsay Ayliffe as Judge Foster
- C.J. LeBlanc as John McMillan
- Ron Clinton Smith as Woodrow Ikner
- Dominic Bogart
- Hayes Mercure as Jeremy
- Karan Kendrick as Minnie McMillian
- Kirk Bovill as David Walker
- Terence Rosemore as Jimmy
- Darrell Britt-Gibson as Darnell Houston
Development began on the film in 2015 when Broad Green Productions hired Destin Daniel Cretton to direct, with Michael B. Jordan set to star. In December 2017, Warner Bros. acquired the distribution rights for the film, followed Broad Green Productions entering bankruptcy. In July 2018, Jamie Foxx joined the cast. In August 2018, Brie Larson, O'Shea Jackson Jr. and Tim Blake Nelson joined the cast, with filming starting in Montgomery, Alabama by August 30. In October 2018, Dominic Bogart, Hayes Mercure and Karan Kendrick joined the cast.
The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 6, 2019. The film will receive an awards qualifying limited release on December 25, 2019. The film is thereafter set to receive a wide release on January 17, 2020.
On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 81% based on 54 reviews, with an average score of 6.55/10. The site's critical consensus reads: "Just Mercy dramatizes a real-life injustice with solid performances, a steady directorial hand, and enough urgency to overcome a certain degree of earnest advocacy." On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 65 out of 100, based on 15 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
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