Based on a true story, Warner Bros. is making its film “Just Mercy” widely available at no cost. According to the studio, “We believe in the power of story. ‘Just Mercy’ is one resource we can offer to those who are interested in learning more about the systemic racism that plagues our society.”
For the month of June, the film will be available to rent for FREE on digital platforms in the U.S.
Also during June, Paramount Pictures is streaming Selma for free on multiple platforms.
Starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson, Just Mercy is based on the powerful and thought-provoking true story of 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 main 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, as well as 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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