Top Stories

Michael B. Jordan Tells 'Kimmel' He Personally Recruited Jamie Foxx for 'Just Mercy' Role!

Michael B. Jordan Tells 'Kimmel' He Personally Recruited Jamie Foxx for 'Just Mercy' Role!

Michael B. Jordan paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday night (January 9) and dished all about his brand new film Just Mercy, which he stars in and also executive produced.

Just Mercy shadows world-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) as he recounts his experiences and details the case of a condemned death row prisoner named Walter McMillian whom he fought to free.

Michael talked to Kimmel about personally seeking out Jamie Foxx for the role of Walter.

“In this case I did. When I read the script, we’ve been developing it for about four or five years or so, the only person that kept coming to mind was Jamie,” Micheal admitted. “This is the vehicle for him, you know, he’s on my Mount Rushmore of the greatest of all time. He’s so talented. He does everything, from singing to writing to stand-up comedy to math to swimming. He’s an incredible person.”

Michael also talked about the love he gets from women everywhere, doing a screening of Just Mercy for the Lakers and incarcerated youth, Kobe Bryant, and visiting his high school.

READ MORE: Charlize Theron Gets a Surprise Visit from Michael B. Jordan (Video)

Just Jared on Facebook
michael b jordan tells kimmel he personally recruited jamie foxx for just mercy role 01
michael b jordan tells kimmel he personally recruited jamie foxx for just mercy role 02
michael b jordan tells kimmel he personally recruited jamie foxx for just mercy role 03
michael b jordan tells kimmel he personally recruited jamie foxx for just mercy role 04
michael b jordan tells kimmel he personally recruited jamie foxx for just mercy role 05

Credit: Randy Holmes; Photos: ABC, Bauergriffinonline
Posted to: Michael B Jordan

JJ Links Around The Web

Getty Images
  • Jake Paul knocked Nate Robinson out cold during their boxing match - TMZ
  • Camila Cabello talks being in love with Shawn Mendes - Just Jared Jr
  • Sharon Stone is baring her rocking bod - TooFab
  • Gigi Hadid shared a super cute new pic with her daughter - Just Jared Jr