Just Mercy: Starring Michael B. Jordan and Brie Larson

Oscar winner Brie (Room) Larson will join Michael B. Jordan in Just Mercy, which will reteam with her Short Term 12, the movie that put her on the map, and TheĀ Glass Castle director Destin Cretton.

The movie is based on the New York Times best-selling memoir by Bryan Stevenson, the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, which fights on behalf of the wrongly condemned and death-row prisoners trapped in the criminal justice system.

The film will follow Stevenson’s first case: that of Walter McMillian, a black man who was sentenced to death for a crime he didn’t commit.

The project moved from Broad Green to Warner and will begin shooting next month in Atlanta.

Jordan will produce, along with Gil Netter and Asher Goldstein.

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