Each week ETX Studio tracks down a freebie on offer to give your daily routine a boost. During the month of June, Warner Bros. has decided to allow free rental of its latest film starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx in honor of the Black Lives Matter Movement. The feature-length production based on a true story will be free-to-stream for an entire month in the United States.
Throughout the month of June, Americans will be able to see the legal drama "Just Mercy" by Destin Daniel Cretton with Michael B. Jordan ("Creed II") and Jamie Foxx ("Django Unchained") for free. Warner Bros. studios announced the news earlier this month on its official website.
"We believe in the power of story. Our film 'Just Mercy,' based on the life work of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, is one resource we can humbly offer to those who are interested in learning more about the systemic racism that plagues our society. For the month of June, 'Just Mercy' will be available to rent for free across digital platforms in the US. To actively be part of the change our country is so desperately seeking, we encourage you to learn more about our past and the countless injustices that have led us to where we are today. Thank you to the artists, storytellers and advocates who helped make this film happen. Watch with your family, friends and allies. For further information on Bryan Stevenson and his work at the Equal Justice Initiative, please visit EJI.ORG."
In support of the Black Lives Matter movement
Released at the end of 2019 in the United States, the biographical drama tells the true story of a young lawyer, Bryan Stevenson. Having graduated from Harvard, Stevenson sets aside the prospect of a brilliant and lucrative career and instead travels to Alabama to defend the wrongfully accused. Following an encounter in a prison in the southeastern state, he takes on the case of Walter McMillian, who has been sentenced to death for the murder of an 18-year-old girl. Overcoming shameless lies, obvious racism and constant threats, the lawyer does not give up on his quest to save McMillan from death row.
Warner Brother's decision has been prompted by the numerous protests taking place across the United States following the killing of George Floyd, who choked to death under the knee of a Minneapolis policeman. Derek Chauvin, the officer in question, has since been charged with second-degree murder. The legal drama is now freely available on streaming platforms such as Amazon Prime Video, Youtube and Apple TV but only for viewers on American soil. Elsewhere in the world, the feature film can be obtained from Amazon Prime Video.