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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

No legal system is perfect. Despite the best intentions from many people, it is subject to the whims and prejudices of human beings, and can therefore never be truly perfect. And yet that doesn’t mean we should start trying to fight for those who can’t fight for themselves. This is exactly what Michael B. Jordan does in the upcoming film Just Mercy, which just had a new trailer hit.

The film has Harvard graduate Bryan Stevenson fighting for a wrongfully-convicted man in a true story that seems poised to get your tear ducts worked out. Check out the trailer below.

Below is the official synopsis for Just Mercy:

“A powerful and thought-provoking true story, “Just Mercy” follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds—and the system—stacked against them.”

What do you think of the new trailer for Just Mercy? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Warner Bros.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.