Advertisement Michael B. Jordan attends a press conference to promote the movie “Just Mercy” during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto., on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Michael B. Jordan couldn’t bare to make his mom watch him die onscreen anymore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Lahodynskyj Jordan says he started seeking out different roles not only to spare his parents grief, but so audiences would see him as a leading man.In “Just Mercy,” not only does his character survive all three acts, but fights to save another man’s life.Jordan plays civil rights defence lawyer Bryan Stevenson, whom he called a “superhero in real life.”The Alabama-set courtroom drama also stars Jamie Foxx as wrongly imprisoned Walter McMillian, who in 1988 was sentenced to death for the murder of a young white woman. McMillian was exonerated in 1993.THE CANADIAN PRESS Advertisement Facebook TORONTO — Actor Michael B. Jordan says before committing to a project, one of the things he considers is whether his character will live or die.The star of “Just Mercy,” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday, says early in his career he took several roles that didn’t seem like stereotypes at the time, because the characters had so much emotional currency.But his mother couldn’t bear to watch him play another young black man who met an untimely end, says Jordan, whose credits include “Fruitvale Station” and “The Wire.” Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment read more


LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: …JUST MERCYMichael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson star in the powerful true story of Harvard-educated lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan), who goes to Alabama to defend the disenfranchised and wrongly condemned — including Walter McMillian (Foxx), a man sentenced to death despite evidence proving his innocence. Bryan fights tirelessly for Walter with the system stacked against them. From director Destin Daniel Cretton, based on the book by Stevenson.CAST:Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Karan Kendrick Advertisement CAST: Jessica Biel, Stanley Tucci Jessica Biel Jessica Biel Jessica Biel Jessica Biel Jessica Biel THE FRIENDBased on the award-winning Esquire article of the same name, a man (Jason Segel) puts his own life on hold to move into the family home of his best friends (Dakota Johnson and Casey Affleck) and support them through a terminal cancer diagnosis.CAST:Jason Segel, Dakota Johnson, Casey Affleck Advertisement LIMETOWNAmerican Public Radio host and journalist Lia Haddock (Jessica Biel) obsesses over a mysterious case involving a mass disappearance in the television adaptation of Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie’s popular podcast. Advertisement Facebook Twitter read more