According to Variety, Brie Larson is in final negotiations to join Destin Cretton’s (Short Term 12, The Glass Castle) next pic, “Just Mercy,” alongside Michael B. Jordan.
Based on the book “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” the film adaptation tells the true story of Bryan Stevenson (Jordan), a gifted young lawyer fighting for equal justice in a flawed legal system.
Details behind Larson’s role are unknown at this time. Production is set to start next month in Atlanta.
The film was originally set up at Broad Green Pictures, but moved to Warner Bros. earlier last year.