Just Mercy

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Just Mercy
Directed byDestin Daniel Cretton
Produced byAsher Goldstein
Gil Netter
Screenplay byDestin Daniel Cretton
Andrew Lanham
Based onJust Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
by Bryan Stevenson
Music byJoel P. West
CinematographyBrett Pawlak
Edited byNat Sanders
Netter Productions
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • January 17, 2020 (2020-01-17)
CountryUnited States

Just Mercy is an upcoming biographical drama film directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, based on the memoir by Bryan Stevenson and stars Michael B. Jordan as Stevenson.


Attorney Bryan Stevenson takes the case of Walter McMillan, a man imprisoned for murder, despite having evidence to prove otherwise.



Development began on the film in 2015 when Broad Green Productions hired Destin Daniel Cretton to direct, with Michael B. Jordan set to star.[1] In December 2017, Warner Bros. acquired the distribution rights for the film, followed Broad Green Productions entering bankruptcy.[2] In July 2018, Jamie Foxx joined the cast.[3] In August 2018, Brie Larson, O'Shea Jackson Jr. and Tim Blake Nelson joined the cast, with filming starting in Montgomery, Alabama by August 30.[4][5][6][7] In October 2018, Dominic Bogart, Hayes Mercure and Karan Kendrick joined the cast.[8][9]


The film will be released on January 17, 2020, by Warner Bros.[10]


  1. ^ ‘Walk in the Woods’ Boosts Broad Green Pictures
  2. ^ Warner Bros. Picks Up Michael B. Jordan Legal Drama 'Just Mercy'
  3. ^ Jamie Foxx in Talks to Join Michael B. Jordan in Legal Drama 'Just Mercy'
  4. ^ Brie Larson Joins Michael B. Jordan in 'Just Mercy'
  5. ^ O'Shea Jackson Jr. Joins Michael B. Jordan in 'Just Mercy' (Exclusive)
  6. ^ Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Just Mercy’ Adds Tim Blake Nelson (EXCLUSIVE)
  7. ^ "Just Mercy" Movie Films in Montgomery
  8. ^ ‘SNL’s Beck Bennett, D’Arcy Carden Star In ‘Greener Grass’; ‘Just Mercy’ Adds Dominic Bogart & Hayes Mercure
  9. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (October 2, 2018). "Karan Kendrick Cast In 'Just Mercy'; 'Doctor Sleep' Adds Jocelin Donahue". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  10. ^ Warner Bros Dates Melissa McCarthy Comedy ‘Superintelligence’ & Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Just Mercy’

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