FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“Just Mercy is urgent, searing and powerful,
led by a first-rate cast.”
Mark Kennedy, Associated Press
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE FOR JUSTICE WHEN
ARRIVES ONTO BLU-RAY™,
DVD AND DIGITAL FROM
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Own it Early on Digital on March 24
Blu-ray and DVD debut on April 14
Burbank, CA, February 25 - Based on the true story of a hero, “Just Mercy” arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital. The film is directed by award-winning filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton (“The Glass Castle,” “Short Term 12”), from a screenplay he co-wrote, based on Bryan Stevenson’s bestselling memoir.
Michael B. Jordan (“Creed,” “Black Panther”) and Oscar winners Jamie Foxx (“Ray,” “Baby Driver,” “Django: Unchained”) and Brie Larson (“Room,” “Short Term 12,” “Captain Marvel”) star in “Just Mercy,” an inspiring drama that brings one of the most important stories of our time to the big screen.
The main cast also includes Rob Morgan (“Mudbound,” TV’s “Stranger Things”) as Herbert Richardson, a fellow prisoner who also sits on death row awaiting his fate. Tim Blake Nelson (“Wormwood,” “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”) as Ralph Myers, whose pivotal testimony against Walter McMillian is called into question. Rafe Spall (“The Big Short,” “The Ritual”) as Tommy Chapman, the district attorney who is fighting to uphold Walter’s conviction and sentence. O’Shea Jackson Jr. (“Straight Outta Compton,” “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”) as Anthony Ray Hinton, another wrongly convicted death row inmate whose cause is taken up by Bryan and Karan Kendrick (“The Hate U Give,” “Hidden Figures”) as Walter’s wife, Minnie McMillian, who stands by her husband.
The film was produced by Gil Netter, Asher Goldstein and Jordan. Stevenson, Mike Drake, Niija Kuykendall, Gabriel Hammond, Daniel Hammond, Scott Budnick, Jeff Skoll and Charles D. King served as executive producers.
Cretton co-wrote the screenplay with Andrew Lanham (“The Glass Castle”), based on Stevenson’s book “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.” Published in 2014 by Spiegel & Grau, the book has spent more than 180 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers List and counting. It was also named one of the year’s best books by a number of top publications, including TIME Magazine. For the book, Stevenson also won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, an NAACP Image Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction.
Cretton’s behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Brett Pawlak (“Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn”), production designer Sharon Seymour (“Argo”), editor Nat Sanders (“Moonlight”) and composer Joel P West (“Short Term 12”), all of whom previously collaborated with the director on “The Glass Castle.” They are joined by costume designer Francine Jamison-Tanchuck (“Detroit,” “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”).
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Endeavor Content, One Community, Participant Media, MACRO, Netter Productions and Outlier Society, “Just Mercy.”
The film will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on April 14. The Blu-ray features a Blu-ray disc with the film and special features in hi-definition and a Digital version of the movie.
The Blu-ray disc of “Just Mercy” will feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar. Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.
Fans can purchase “Just Mercy” from digital retailers beginning March 24.
“Just Mercy” is based on the powerful and thought-provoking true story of young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. 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 (Brie Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Jamie 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 main 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, as well as overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds—and the system—stacked against them.
BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS
“Just Mercy” Blu-ray contains the following special features:
- Making ‘Mercy’
- This Moment Deserves
- The Equal Justice Initiative
- Deleted Scenes
“Just Mercy” DVD contains the following special features:
- Making ‘Mercy’
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
On March 24, “Just Mercy” will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, FandangoNOW, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On April 14, “Just Mercy” will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.
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Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: April 14
EST Street Date: March 24
BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, English-ADS, Brazilian Portuguese
DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French
BD Subtitles: English, Latin Spanish, Parisian French Brazilian Portuguese
Running Time: 137 minutes
Rating: Rated PG-13 for thematic content including some racial epithets.
DVD: DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL
Blu-ray: ATMOS TrueHD, DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL
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