Warner Bros. have released the official trailer for the upcoming biographical drama Just Mercy.
The synopsis for the film is as follows:
Just Mercy focuses on young lawyer Bryan Stevenson 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. One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian, 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 followed, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political manoeuvrings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds-and the system-stacked against them.
The film is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and stars Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Tim Blake Nelson, Rob Morgan, Rafe Spall, Lindsay Ayliffe, C.J LeBlanc, Ron Clinton Smith, Dominic Bogart, Hayes Mercure, Karan Kendrick, Drew Scheid, Kirk Bovill and Terence Rosemore.
Just Mercy is scheduled for cinematic release on the 10th January 2020.