Just Mercy, the powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us from Bryan Stevenson, one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time, is coming to the big screen.
Michael B. Jordan has recently been cast to star as Stevenson in the movie adaptation of the book. Like the bestselling book, the film will recount renowned civil rights defense attorney Stevenson as he fought to free a condemned death row prisoner. The true story is one of redemption, passion, and mercy set against a corrupt judicial system that favors the death penalty and unfairly targets the poor.
Along with being a New York Times bestseller, Just Mercy is the winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction, winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction, winner of a Books for a Better Life Award, finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize, finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize, and an American Library Association Notable Book.