The company announced on Friday it is adapting Bryan Stevenson’s memoir Just Mercy: A Story Of Justice And Redemption.

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Destin Daniel Cretton of Short Term 12 fame will direct and Gil Netter will produce the story of a civil rights defence lawyer’s death row case.

Michael B. Jordan is attached to star and will also serve as executive producer with Stevenson, Arthur Spector with Broad Green Pictures in association with Gil Netter Productions. Cretton and Andrew Lanham are adapting book.

Victor Moyers and Asher Goldstein are overseeing the project at Broad Green Pictures. 

Josep Veltre at the Gersh Agency represented the author, WME Global the producers, writers and director. Christopher Tricarico, evp of business affairs, negotiated for Broad Green.