Just Mercy, which stars Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx, will be available to rent for free on digital platforms during June.
Warner Bros. Pictures announced that they were making Just Mercy free to rent for the month of June any individuals who is “interested in learning more about the systemic racism that plagues our society.”
The statement went on to say in addition to renting Just Mercy, Warner Bros. hopes that “to actively be part of the change our country is so desperately seeking we encourage you to learn more about our past and the countless injustices that have led us to where we are today. Thank you to the artists, storytellers and advocates who helped make this film happen. Watch with your family, friends and allies. For further information on Bryan Stevenson and his work at the Equal Justice Initiative please visit EJI.org.”
Check out their official statement through the Just Mercy Twitter account below.
We believe in the power of story. #JustMercy is one resource we can offer to those who are interested in learning more about the systemic racism that plagues our society. For the month of June, #JustMercy will be available to rent for free on digital platforms in the US. @eji_org pic.twitter.com/3B2IHMNk7E
— Just Mercy (@JustMercyFilm) June 2, 2020
Just Mercy is based on Bryan Stevenson’s best-selling memoir of the same name. It follows the civil rights defense attorney as he defends Walter McMillian in order to fight a wrongful murder conviction.
The true story is one of redemption, passion, and mercy set against a backdrop of a corrupt judicial system which favors the death penalty and targets the poor.
Just Mercy stars Michael B. Jordan as Bryan Stevenson and Jamie Foxx as Walter McMillian. It likewise features Brie Larson, and Tim Blake Nelson, and was directed by Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings).
The film was co-written by Andrew Lanham (Glass Castle) and Cretton, with Gil Netter, Asher Goldstein, and Michael B. Jordan as the film’s producers.