A large list of celebrities, organizations, and corporations have been participating in theater buyouts of the Warner Bros. Pictures film Just Mercy since its limited release on Christmas Day.
The film has received excellent reviews since hitting select theaters, earning a “Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes and a rare A+ CinemaScore. It’s also won seven Audience Awards at film festivals, including Mill Valley, Twin Cities and Heartland.
The movie depicts attorney Bryan Stevenson (played by Michael B. Jordan) who courageously took on the powers that be in Alabama to save an innocent Black man on death row. Jamie Foxx stars in the film and has been getting Oscar buzz.
Stars from the worlds of acting, sports, fashion, and music, as well as faith leaders, have bought out theaters to offer free admission to as many people as possible. Kobe Bryant, John Legend, Kanye and Kim Kardashian, Common, Lena Waithe, Microsoft, Facebook, and Coach are just a few of the people and brands who have pitched in.
The worldwide theater opening for Just Mercy comes tomorrow (January 10). See a list of the celebs, organizations and coporations that have helped pitch in for the theater buyouts below.
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