The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Warner Bros. has picked up the Michael B. Jordan legal drama Just Mercy from Broad Green Pictures.The move sets up the project as Jordan’s next pic, a modestly budgeted effort that will shoot in early 2018.
"Just Mercy" was a memoir that told of Stevenson's first case, that of Walter McMillian, a young black man sentenced to death for a crime he didn't commit. Despite being at a barbecue surrounded by dozens of witnesses at the time of the murder, McMillian was convicted in a trial that lasted a day and a half and spent six years on death row.
Just Mercy had been in development at Broad Green since 2015. It was among the dozens of projects let go in August when the company shut down its production division