Ahead of “Just Mercy”‘s release, stars Brie Larson, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx are teaming up with Innocence Canada to highlight wrongful convictions.
The upcoming film follows the true story of a black man (Foxx) who is wrongly accused of murder and spends six years on death row before a lawyer, Bryan Stevenson (Jordan), with the Equal Justice Initiative gets him exonerated.
Innocence Canada is a non-profit legal organization fighting for the defence of the wrongly convicted.
In the new campaign, the stars join advocate George Stroumboulopoulos for short clips telling stories of wrongful convictions across Canada.
“Just Mercy” is based on Bryan Stevenson’s memoir Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.
“Just Mercy” hits big screens Jan. 10.