Just Mercy Movie

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Who's Involved:

O'Shea Jackson Jr, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Destin Daniel Cretton, Rhoda Griffis, Jeff Skoll, Gil Netter, Scott Budnick, Drew Scheid, Gabriel Hammond, Michael B. Jordan, Tim Blake Nelson, Andrew Lanham, Charles D. King, Mike Drake, Daniel Hammond, Niija Kuykendall, Denitra Isler, Mary Kraft, David Michael-Smith, Asher Goldstein, Bryan Stevenson

Release Date:

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 (Limited)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2 hrs, 16 m

Plot: What's the story about?

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 had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, 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.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

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Crew: Who's making Just Mercy

A look at the Just Mercy behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Destin Daniel Cretton last directed The Glass Castle and Short Term 12. The film's writer Destin Daniel Cretton last wrote The Glass Castle and Short Term 12.


Asher Goldstein
Michael B. Jordan
Gil Netter

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Production: What we know about Just Mercy

Key Facts

  1. Jamie Foxx plays the death row inmate Jordan is defending (Variety, 7/13/18).
  2. Based on the 2014 book/memoir "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption" by Bryan Stevenson. True story.

Filming Timeline

On or about May 18, 2019, the film was in Completed status.

On or about February 22, 2019, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about August 9, 2018, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Production is set to start next month in Atlanta.

On or about December 3, 2017, the film was in Pre-Production status.

On or about August 7, 2015, the film was in Development status.

Just Mercy Release Date: When was it released?

Just Mercy was released in 2019 on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 (Limited release). There were 5 other movies released on the same date, including Little Women, Spies in Disguise and A Hidden Life.

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