FIRST LOOK PHOTOS: Actor MICHAEL B. JORDAN talks new film, JUST MERCY, at Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival
The 17th Annual Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival just wrapped a star-studded week filled with amazing screenings and panel discussions, including the cast of the prolific and heart charging film JUST MERCY (starring Jamie Foxx, Michael B. Jordan, O’Shea Jackson) due to release next year, based on the true-life death row exoneration of Walter McMillian (played by Foxx), who was falsely accused of murder and subsequently sentenced to death row in in Alabama in 1987. The film follows attorney Bryan Stevenson’s (HBO’s True Justice) journey to exonerate Walter. Michael B. Jordan (who portrays Bryan on screen) and Bryan sat down with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson to discuss the film and its importance to the African-American community as it pertains to equality in the justice system and cinema in general. Please see photos below.