*Amid worldwide protests of George Floyd’s death, the 2019 film “Just Mercy,” about the work of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, has been made available for free rental on digital platforms during the month of June by Warner Bros. Pictures.
The Destin Daniel Cretton-directed real-life legal drama stars Michael B. Jordan as Stevenson, who defends Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx) in order to fight a wrongful murder conviction.
The studio explained its gesture in a statement: “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.”
Below are the trailer, a scene from the movie and the 1992 “60 Minutes” segment on the real story behind the film: