Synopsis: Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx will star in this film which is based on a true story. In 1992, Walter McMillian, an African-American pulpwood worker, was arrested for the murder of a young white girl who worked at a dry-cleaning service. The newly appointed sheriff faced a hard time in figuring out the identity of the murderer, and as more time passed, pressure mounted on him to bring in a suspect. The sheriff found his scapegoat in the form of McMillian. Evidence was collected and witnesses were brought forward who attested to McMillian as the murderer. The court gave passed a death sentence on him. If it hadn’t been for Bryan Stevenson, McMillian would probably have died. Under the Equal Justice Initiative, Stevenson decided to take up the case of the poor man and made some startling discoveries about the case and McMillian himself. The film focuses on how black people had to face injustice just because of the prejudiced society. Turns out, there were some other crimes that the poor man was being punished for. Jordan will play the role of Stevenson, while Foxx will appear as Walter McMillian. Brie Larson will appear in a supporting role.
Directed by: Destin Daniel Cretton
Produced by: Gil Netter, Asher Goldstein, Michael B Jordan
Starring: Michael B Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson
Music by: Joel P West
Release date: January 10, 2020