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The Shocking True Story Behind 'Just Mercy'

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This year’s SAG Award Nominations have just been announced, and the internet is already abuzz. As you scrolled through the list of nominees, you probably saw plenty of titles and names that came as no surprise. But there’s one nomination that really caught our eye: Jamie Foxx’s nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Just Mercy. Here’s what you need to know about the movie, including whether Just Mercy is a true story.

What is Just Mercy about?

Just Mercy is a legal drama film directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson. It tells the story of an attorney named Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan). Bryan takes on the task of appealing the case of Walter McMillian, a man who has been imprisoned and sentenced to death for the murder of a white woman.