Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx in the first photo of the drama Just Mercy!

Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx in the first photo of the drama Just Mercy!

THE Warner Bros released today (19) the first drama photo Just Mercy starring the actors Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson and Jamie Foxx!

Book-based Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (Just Mercy: A History of Justice and Redemption in free translation) written by Bryan Stevenson, the film now arrives in December in the USA.

The production will premiere at the Toronto Festival in September.

Warner Bros anticipates Just Mercy, with Brie Larson and Michael B. Jordan in the cast, eyeing the awards season!

The steering gets Destin Cretton who also co-wrote the script for the feature with Andrew Lanham.

The film stars the actors Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson, Jamie Foxx, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Rob Morgan and Tim Blake Nelson.

Check out the first image, via People Magazine, released:

Photo: JAKE GILES NETTER / Warner Bros

Just Mercy narrates the trajectory of young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his historic battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan could have had a number of lucrative jobs. Instead, he goes to Alabama to defend those unjustly convicted, with the support of local lawyer Eva Ansley (Larson).

One of his first and most incendiary cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx), who in 1987 was sentenced to death for the murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a series of evidences showing his innocence and the notorious fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with reason to lie.

In the years that follow, Bryan engages in a maze of legal and political maneuvers, in addition to the obvious racism, as he fights for Walter and other similar cases, with the odds – and the system – stacked against them.

Just Mercy is scheduled to open in the USA on December 25th.