WATCH: Warner Bros. Releases New Trailer for “Just Mercy” Starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx

Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for “Just Mercy,” the powerful Michael B. Jordan film highlighting the themes of redemption, mercy and hope. 

In the forthcoming biographical drama, Jordan stars as lawyer and social justice activist Bryan Stevenson. A Harvard Law School graduate, Stevenson takes his talents to Alabama to fight for those who were condemned for crimes they didn’t commit.

The film is based on Stevenson’s 2014 book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Rob Morgan and Tim Blake Nelson also star in the forthcoming legal drama.

A powerful and thought-provoking true story, “Just Mercy” follows Bryan’s defense of Walter McMillian (Foxx) after he’s sentenced to “death by electrocution” for killing an 18-year-old woman despite evidence that proves he’s innocent.

The newly-released trailer opens with Bryan and Walter sitting in a courtroom as a judge hands down a death sentence. Walter’s son, John (C.J. LeBlanc), stands up and declares his father’s innocence. When the judge orders John to sit down, he refuses, saying he won’t if they’re going to kill his father for no reason. The judge and court officers then subdue a distraught John.

“They convicted an innocent man,” Bryan says later in the trailer. “I was taught to fight for the people who need the help the most.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leah MarieAnn Klett