Release date:January 17, 2020
Studio:Warner Bros. Pictures
Screenwriters:Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew Lanham
Starring:Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Tim Blake Nelson
Based on the book “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” by Bryan Stevenson, and tells the story of how he founded the Equal Justice Initiative. Here is the Amazon description of the book:
Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.