‘Actors Dominic Bogart and Hayes Mercure have joined Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson, and Jamie Foxx in the WB’s drama, Just Mercy, which is currently filming in Atlanta.
Destin Cretton is directing the film, based on Bryan Stevenson’s 2014 memoir on his first case about Walter McMillian, a young black man sentenced to death for a crime he didn’t commit. Despite his airtight alibi, McMillian was convicted and spent six years on death row before being exonerated.
Gil Netter and Asher Goldstein are the film’s producers, while Jordan, Stevenson, Mike Drake, Gabriel Hammond, Daniel Hammond and Niija Kuykendall serving as executive producers. Just Mercy is scheduled to hit theaters January 17, 2020.
This is Bogart’s third collaboration with Cretton, after starring in the director’s debut feature, I Am Not A Hipster. Repped by The Green Room and Headline Talent Agency, Bogart was also seen in The Glass Castle, which starred Larson. Mercure, repped by The People Store, appears in the indie film Headlock with Andy Garcia, Diana Agron, and Justin Bartha.