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Kanye West, Kobe Bryant, & More Buy Out Theatres Screening "Just Mercy"


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, and plenty of celebrities took it upon themselves to make sure everybody gets the chance to see this powerful movie. , Just Mercy follows the Harvard-graduate lawyer, Bryan Stevenson (played by Michael B. Jordan), who founded the Equal Justice Initiative, as he first sets out to help defend those wrongly condemned or without proper representation. One of his first cases involves a man named Walter McMillian (played by ), who has been sentenced to death after being wrongfully accused of murdering a white woman. The film also stars Brie Larson, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Melson, and is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton.

Kanye West, Kobe Bryant, & More Buy Out Theatres Screening "Just Mercy"Kevin Winter/Getty Images

 which is why a great deal of the famous and wealthy were inspired to buy out entire theatres across the country in order to offer free admission to screenings of Just Mercy. These stars include and , Kobe Bryant, , , Lena Waithe, Garrett Temple from the Brooklyn Nets, and Devin and Jason McCourty from the New England Patriots. Plenty of companies such as Microsoft, Facebook, and Goldman Sachs also forked over the cash for these screenings, as did entire sports teams like the Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Sacramento Kings, San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Rams, and the Atlanta Falcons. These generous acts will allow folks to witness , who otherwise may not have been able to afford to purchase a ticket. 

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