Michael B. Jordan Joins the Oscar Race With Christmas Day Release For ‘Just Mercy’

IndieWire | 1/10/2020 | Staff
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This studio doesn’t make awards decisions lightly; it wouldn’t stick a modestly budgeted drama into the height of the Christmas rush without good reason. Other high-profile, year-end Oscar contenders include Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” starring Soairse Ronan, Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, and Timothee Chalamet, which is likely to skip the fall festivals due to its late release date, as well as Jay Roach’s “Fair Game,” starring Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron as the gutsy women who take on Fox news czar Roger Ailes (John Lithgow).

“Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler, who bonded with Crettin on the 2013 awards circuit as they accompanied “Short Term 12” and “Fruitvale Station,” respectively, introduced his friend to Michael...
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