The powerful true story of young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice.
After graduating from Harvard, Stevenson shuns lucrative job offers to set up an Alabama practice offering legal services to death row inmates.
In one of his first and most incendiary cases, he fights for the retrial of a wrongly convicted man, Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx).
McMillian 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 only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie.
In the years that follow, Stevenson becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political manoeuvrings and overt racism as he fights for McMillian, and others like him, with the odds and the system stacked against them.