Destin Daniel Cretton made quite an indie splash with his 2013 drama “Short Term 12”. His 2017 followup “The Glass Castle” was an ambitious film with impressive flashes but ultimately was too uneven in its character work. In 2021 he’ll be moving from the indie scene to the mammoth Marvel Universe as director of “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”. But before venturing into the MCU haze Cretton has an eye-catching legal drama coming in January.
The second trailer for “Just Mercy” is out and it leaves a powerful impression. The film is based on the memoir of Bryan Stevenson (played by Michael B. Jordan), a young attorney who defended Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), a black man from Monroeville, Alabama wrongfully accused and convicted of murdering a white man. While it does seem like we are currently getting many variations of this story from Hollywood, this looks like it could pack quite the punch.
“Just Mercy” lands in theaters January 10th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.
I’m going to my 11th Wiggles concert tomorrow ❤️💜💛💙
Yep this Saturday 😎
I still haven’t seen The Glass Castle except in bits when I had ePiX as I do want to check this out.
It has some real strengths, but it also has some pretty big flaws mainly in how it manages Woody Harrelson’s character.
Good trailer, Jamie Foxx always worth watching, it’s on my list.
Unfortunately it looks like one of those that will be getting a tiny release in big markets but won’t hit theaters anywhere else by the end of the year. So frustrating.
Looks interesting. I’ll probably give it a shot at some point.
I have an early screener that I hope to watch later this week.
Cool. I might go and see Frozen II again later this week (my favourite movie of the year so far), and I’ll probably be seeing Rise of the Skywalker next week.
I have opening night tickets for Rise of Skywalker. Can’t wait!!!
I hope to see it on opening day – December 19th. When does it open in the US?
Given Star Wars’ track record… I can’t wait, either! It’s hard to believe that the Skywalker Saga – 42 years and a trilogy of trilogies – ends next week!
December 19th here also. Such a huge part of my childhood (and adulthood).