Trial by Fire (2019)
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Trial by Fire (2019)

Genre
Drama, Crime
Release Date
May 17, 2019
Studio
Roadside Attractions
Official Site
http://www.trialbyfirethefilm.com/
Genre
Drama, Crime
Release Date
May 17, 2019
MPAA Rating
R
Duration
127 minute(s)
Production Budget
-
Studio
Roadside Attractions
Official Site
http://www.trialbyfirethefilm.com/
Director
Edward Zwick
Producer
Edward Zwick, Allyn Stewart, Kipp Nelson, Alex Soros
Screenwriter
Geoffrey Fletcher
Starring
  • Jack O'Connell as Ross Trescott
  • Laura Dern as Sharon Anne, Maggie's Daughter
  • Jade Pettyjohn
  • Jeff Perry
  • Emily Meade
  • Chris Coy
  • David Wilson Barnes
  • Carlos Gomez

"Trial by Fire" is the true-life Texas story of the unlikely bond between an imprisoned death row inmate (Jack O'Connell) and a mother of two from Houston (Laura Dern) who fights mightily for his freedom. Cameron Todd Willingham, a poor, uneducated heavy metal devotee with a violent streak and a criminal record, is convicted of arson-related triple homicide in 1992. During his 12 years on death row, Elizabeth Gilbert uncovers questionable methods and illogical conclusions in his case and battles with the state to expose suppressed evidence that could save him.