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Brie Larson in Final Negotiations to Star Alongside Michael B. Jordan in ‘Just Mercy’

Academy Award winner, Brie Larson is in advanced talks to join Michael B. Jordan in the upcoming legal drama, Just Mercy from Warner Bros.

Currently, the details of Larson’s role is unknown, but the film is an adaptation of Bryan Stevenson’s 2014 memoir of his first case with Jordan starring as Stevenson.

Brie Larson. Photo: Magnus Sundholm for the HFPA.

Brie Larson (Photo: Magnus Sundholm for the HFPA)

Stevenson, who was a founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, represented a young Black man named Walter McMillan who was sentenced for a crime he did not commit. Despite having a proven alibi, McMillan was convicted, spending six years on death row before being exonerated.

Jamie Foxx is also on board for the film, with Destin Cretton (Short Term 12) set to direct. Cretton also co-wrote the script with Andrew Lanham; while Jordan is set to produce alongside Gil Netter and Asher Goldstein.

The production for Just Mercy is set to begin in Atlanta next month.

Sources: Deadline & Variety

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