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Jamie Foxx Shows Off His Buff Transformation For Mike Tyson Biopic

Jamie Foxx Shows Off His Buff Transformation For Mike Tyson Biopic
It seems to be a rite of passage for every actor at some point to play a boxer. Despite the sport becoming an afterthought in today’s world, there’s never a shortage of compelling boxing movies and of course, boxing itself is just a great visual metaphor for storytelling.

The latest actor to join the club is Jamie Foxx. The multi-talented performer has been trying to get a Mike Tyson film made for years now and it looks like things are finally coming together. Why? Well, because Foxx took to Instagram to share some shirtless selfies of his progress in bulking up to play Iron Mike, and you can check them out down below.

As Foxx mentions in his post, the movie is called Finding Mike. Little else is known about the project though, including who’ll write and direct. It’s also unknown what period in Tyson’s life will be covered.
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Warner Bros. Offers a Powerful Lesson in Systemic Racism With Free Just Mercy Rentals

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Warner Bros. Offers a Powerful Lesson in Systemic Racism With Free Just Mercy Rentals
Warner Bros. Pictures is offering rentals of its poignant 2019 film Just Mercy for free during the month of June. Based on the real-life work of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, the film follows Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) as he looks into the case of death row inmate Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx). McMillian was arrested for the murder of an 18-year-old girl, and despite having a clear alibi with witnesses, was sentenced to die in 1987. The powerful biopic not only features some of Jordan and Foxx's best work ever, but it highlights the inequality of the criminal justice system in America.

Related: Michael B. Jordan Explains the Poignant Message Behind Just Mercy: "It's So Timely"

According to the announcement on the film's official Twitter account, Just Mercy is being released for free rental in response to the worldwide protests against police brutality toward Black Americans. "We believe in the power of story,
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‘Just Mercy’ Is a Free Rental Throughout June to Educate Viewers on Systemic Racism

‘Just Mercy’ Is a Free Rental Throughout June to Educate Viewers on Systemic Racism
Warner Bros. has wisely made Destin Daniel Cretton's 2019 drama Just Mercy available as a free rental throughout the month of June. Based on the book by civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, the story follows Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) as he works to free Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx) from death row after being wrongfully convicted of murder. In a statement, Warner Bros. said: “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 …
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Michael B. Jordan's Just Mercy Is Available as a Free Digital Rental

Michael B. Jordan's Just Mercy Is Available as a Free Digital Rental
Warner Bros. has made 2019's Just Mercy available to rent for free during the month of June. The movie, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, tells the real-life story of attorney Bryan Stevenson, a civil rights activist who worked to defend the wrongfully accused, as well as those who couldn't afford proper legal representation. Taking to its various social media channels, the studio had this to say.

"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."

This comes after days of protests that have erupted across the U.S. in the wake of the death of George Floyd.
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Warner Bros. Makes ‘Just Mercy’ Free to Stream to Educate Viewers on Systematic Racism

Warner Bros. Makes ‘Just Mercy’ Free to Stream to Educate Viewers on Systematic Racism
Warner Bros. has announced that it will be making its 2019 civil rights legal drama, Just Mercy, free to stream on digital platforms throughout June in light of the ongoing George Floyd protests.

“We believe in the power of story,” representatives from Warner Bros. said in a statement. “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,
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Michael B. Jordan’s Latest Movie Now Available For Free To Support Blackout Tuesday

Michael B. Jordan’s Latest Movie Now Available For Free To Support Blackout Tuesday
As the nation mourns the death of George Floyd by the hands of Minneapolis police, Warner Bros. has opted to allow everyone in the country to freely access their civil rights film Just Mercy. The movie can be watched from now until the end of June through virtually every major digital rental service.

Just Mercy tells the true story of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson as he fights vigilantly to free innocent death row prisoner Walter McMillian. The film was directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and stars Michael B. Jordan as Stevenson and Jamie Foxx as the wrongly-convicted McMillian. It currently sits at 83% on Rotten Tomatoes alongside the 99% audience score due to its phenomenal acting and direction.

Earlier today, a statement from Warner Bros. said the following:

We believe in the power of story. Our film Just Mercy, based on the life work of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, is
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Warner Bros Makes ‘Just Mercy’ Available For Free In June To Support Blackout Tuesday

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Warner Bros Makes ‘Just Mercy’ Available For Free In June To Support Blackout Tuesday
The Destin Daniel Cretton directed feature Just Mercy about civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson and his crusade to free wrongly condemned death row prisoner Walter McMillian is being made available by Warner Bros. to rent for free during the month of June on all digital platforms.

“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,” read a statement posted by Warner Bros. last night on its social media channels.

“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.
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Warner Bros. Offers Free ‘Just Mercy’ Rentals, Encourages ‘Systemic Racism’ Education

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Warner Bros. Offers Free ‘Just Mercy’ Rentals, Encourages ‘Systemic Racism’ Education
Just Mercy,” the 2019 film about the work of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, has been made available for free rental on digital platforms during the month of June by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Destin Daniel Cretton directed the real-life legal drama, which stars Michael B. Jordan as Stevenson, who defends Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx) in order to fight a wrongful murder conviction. Along with an announcement on film’s official Twitter account, Warner Bros. released a statement explaining the move.

“We believe in the power of story,” the statement reads. “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.”

The announcement comes
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Win Just Mercy on DVD

Win Just Mercy on DVD
To mark the release of Just Mercy on 25th May, we’ve been given 2 copies to give away on DVD.

“Just Mercy” is based on the powerful and thought-provoking true story of young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Brie Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the main testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings,
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From Onward to The Way Back: Every Movie Being Released Early as Theaters Close Due to Coronavirus

From Onward to The Way Back: Every Movie Being Released Early as Theaters Close Due to Coronavirus
As movie theaters across the country close due to the new coronavirus pandemic, films that were recently released on the big screen are now arriving early to stream for audiences to watch at home.

The current health dilemma has prompted studios to rethink their release strategies, with many delaying film releases altogether, while films that had their theatrical runs cut short are now being rushed to streaming services.

From the Ben Affleck led drama The Way Back to Disney’s recent Pixar release Onward, here is every movie coming early to digital and streaming.

The Way Back

Warner Bros. announced
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Michael B. Jordan Joins Christian Bale, Margot Robbie in David O. Russell’s Next Film

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Michael B. Jordan Joins Christian Bale, Margot Robbie in David O. Russell’s Next Film
Michael B. Jordan has joined Christian Bale and Margot Robbie in David O. Russell’s untitled new film at New Regency.

Russell will direct from his own script. Plot details are being kept under wraps.

Executive are hoping to start production in the spring. Matthew Budman is producing.

Russell was nominated for directing and screenplay Oscars for both “American Hustle” and “Silver Linings Playbook.” His most recent directing effort was Jennifer Lawrence’s 2015 drama “Joy” for Fox.

New Regency will produce and distribute through their deal with 20th Century Studios — formerly known as Fox.

Jordan starred in the legal drama “Just Mercy,” based on the case of Walter McMillian, an African American death row prisoner who was exonerated in 1993 after being convicted five years earlier for a 1986 murder in Alabama. Jordan portrayed Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, who took on McMillian’s cause in
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There's Two Things Jamie Foxx Needs You to Know About Oscars Diversity

There's Two Things Jamie Foxx Needs You to Know About Oscars Diversity
The Academy Awards have once again come under much scrutiny this year concerning the lack of diversity among its big award nominees. The highly coveted awards display a familiar absence of people of color, with performances from the likes of Eddie Murphy, Awkwafina, Jennifer Lopez and Jamie Foxx seemingly being left out. Well, Jamie Foxx has now been asked about the issue and has given a very measured response.

"It's two things, and we have to be very careful in the way we address this. We always want to keep it on the forefront to keep the... Academy's eyes open. We also want to be respectful to those that have been nominated so we don't cloud their moment. It has nothing to do with them, and we want them to enjoy what they've been bestowed because they deserve it. The other thing is, we do this for our art, we don't do it for nominations,
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Jamie Foxx Tells Aafca Awards Racism Is Real – Even If You’re Famous

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Jamie Foxx Tells Aafca Awards Racism Is Real – Even If You’re Famous
Jamie Foxx picked up another award for his performance in Just Mercy as Walter McMillian, a black man in Alabama wrongly condemned to death row for a murder he did not commit.

On Wednesday night, Foxx was awarded the Best Supporting Actor honor at the African American Film Critics Association Awards in Los Angeles. After picking up his award, Foxx said he hopes the Warner Bros. film helps change the perception of “what a black man is.”

The actor then recalled a personal experience with racism.

“I used to do a joke back in the day called ‘Phew!’ I was doing comedy in Chicago and I had my hoodie on, and I went to this hotel years ago, and the hotel was really nice and white… a lot of white people were at the hotel,” he explained in his acceptance speech.

Foxx recalled when he stepped onto an elevator with
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SAG Awards 2020: The Complete List of Winners

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SAG Awards 2020: The Complete List of Winners
The 2020 SAG Awards have come and gone, with the first award of the evening going to “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” star Tony Shalhoub for Male Actor in a Comedy Series and the last to “Parasite” for Best Cast in a Motion Picture.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge won the award for Best Female Actor in a Comedy Series for “Fleabag,” while the Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series went to “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Its star, Rachel Brosnahan paid tribute to Brian Tarantina, who played Jackie the emcee at the Gaslight comedy club and died in November at the age of 60.

Laura Dern won Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Marriage Story.” Brad Pitt won for his role in “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.” “The Crown” won Best Ensemble in a Drama Series. Joaquin Phoenix won Best Lead Actor for “Joker,” while Renee Zellweger won Best Lead Actress for “Judy.”

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Just Mercy review – death row drama with quiet power

Jamie Foxx and Michael B Jordan excel in this understated true-life story of Us lawyer Bryan Stevenson’s battle to free an Alabama man wrongfully convicted of murder

Adapted from activist lawyer Bryan Stevenson’s 2014 memoir, subtitled “A Story of Justice and Redemption”, Destin Daniel Cretton’s timely legal drama is, for the most part, as admirably understated as its subject. Largely eschewing dramatic speechifying in favour of quieter contextualisation, it offers a movingly matter-of-fact account of one man’s struggle to lend voice to the silenced, dispossessed inmates of death row. As with the book, the film frames its wider story of poverty, prejudice and institutional racism within an infamous miscarriage of justice – the case of Walter McMillian, an African American condemned to death for a crime that he evidently did not commit. Yet as the intelligently accessible script by Cretton and Andrew Lanham makes clear, McMillian’s case
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Just Mercy: new film that captures the start of a brilliant civil rights career

The acclaimed film portrays Bryan Stevenson’s successful battle to prove a death row convict’s innocence – a case that launched his life’s work of confronting America’s racism

In an emotionally charged scene in the new movie Just Mercy, Jamie Foxx, cast as a death row prisoner named Walter McMillian, accosts the young lawyer who has taken up his case with an uncomfortable truth about being black in the deep south.

“You don’t know what you’re into down here in Alabama,” he warns. “Here you’re guilty from the moment you’re born.”
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Just Mercy Movie review: Critics Review, Rating, Cast and Crew

"Just Mercy" is a thought-provoking true story of a literal social-justice warrior, who highlights how corrupt the American system of jurisprudence is.

Set in Monroeville, Alabama, the real hometown of author Harper Lee who wrote, "To Kill A Mockingbird", the narrative follows Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan), a young, optimistic, Harvard-educated lawyer, who in the late 1980s launched the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, to help the neediest and desperate cases.

His first client is Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), a black man who is on death row for a murder he says he did not commit, a contention backed up by ample evidence.

The injustice suffered by McMillian is unsurprisingly one of innumerable such cases, and systemic, and the film is at its best when angrily drawing attention to them. It is practically impossible for any liberal thinking viewer not to stew in rage as McMillian is stonewalled by
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Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West Are Paying for Fans to See Legal Drama Just Mercy

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West Are Paying for Fans to See Legal Drama Just Mercy
Kim Kardashian West was “so moved” by the legal drama Just Mercy that she’s giving her followers the opportunity to see it for free.

In an Instagram Story that was captured by The Shade Room on Tuesday, Kardashian West, 39, explained that she and husband Kanye West had partnered with non-profit organization Represent Justice to buy out movie theaters across the country for free screenings of the film.

“I was so moved after seeing #JustMercy, that Kanye and I want to make sure you have the chance to see it too,” Kardashian West — who is currently studying for the bar
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Watch 'Just Mercy' Featurette: Touching and Moving

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As vividly brought to life in Just Mercy, attorney Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) has made it his mission in life to fight on behalf of people who have been wrongly accused of criminal behavior. The film follows what happens when he learns about Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), an innocent man who was condemned to death row for a crime he could not possibly have committed. In a new featurette, the real-life Bryan Stevenson talks about the case that is dramatized in the film: "We have...

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Podtalk: Tim Blake Nelson, Karan Kendrick of ‘Just Mercy’

Chicago – Getting the right chemistry in casting a film is crucial in a drama, and the new film “Just Mercy” anchors lead actors Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx with two vital characters actors. Karan Kendrick portrays Millie McMillian, the wife of Foxx’s character, who is on death row. Tim Blake Nelson is Ralph Myers, a key witness.

Just Mercy” is the based-on-truth story of Walter McMillian (Foxx), an African American man who is accused of a 1990s murder he did not commit. The irony of this accusation is that it takes place in Monroeville, Alabama. This is the hometown of Harper Lee, who set the scenario in her famous book about racial injustice, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” in a town like Monroeville. Enter Bryan Stevenson (Jordan), a fresh out of law school attorney looking to make a difference. With the help of Eva Ansley (Brie Larson), he takes on Walter’s case,
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