Michael B. Jordan set to star in legal drama Just Mercy for Warner Bros.
Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Fruitvale Station) is set to star in the upcoming legal drama Just Mercy, according to Variety. The film will reportedly be the next one he shoots. Just Mercy was set up at Broad Green Pictures, but they closed earlier this year. The film is now with Warner Bros. Pictures. Just Mercy will likely shoot at the beginning of 2018, with Jordan shooting Creed 2 after that. Creed 2 is set for November 21, 2018, though there is no info about changing that date, according to the site.
It’s 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.”
Michael B. Jordan is known for his work in Fruitvale Station, Fantastic Four where he played the Human Torch, and the Rocky sequel film Creed. He’ll reprise the role of Adonis Creed in Creed 2. He’ll appear in the upcoming Marvel film Black Panther as Erik Killmonger and HBO’s Fahrenheit 451.
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