AUSTIN (KXAN) — Just Mercy, a film based on the true story of Walter McMillian, screened at the Paramount Theatre on Oct. 31.
Screenwriter Andrew Lanham spoke with KXAN’s John Dabkovich about why he was inspired to take author Bryan Stevenson’s book to the big screen, and the obligation he feels to accurately represent McMillian’s story.
Just Mercy is the true story of how McMillian, a man wrongfully convicted of murder, overturned his case with the help of Stevenson, his defense attorney. McMillian’s case gained notoriety following coverage on CBS’s 60 Minutes in 1992.
The film is set to release in theaters on Christmas Day.