Kerry Washington's New Film, 'The Fight,' Spotlights Superhero Lawyers

Liz Cantrell
Photo credit: Rich Fury/VF20 - Getty Images
Photo credit: Rich Fury/VF20 - Getty Images

From Town & Country

Over the last three and a half years, the American Civil Liberties Union has brought 173 cases against the Trump Administration. A new documentary, The Fight, which is executive produced by Kerry Washington—the Golden-Globe winning actress best known for Scandal, and more recently, Little Fires Everywhere—focuses on just four of these pivotal cases.

The film, which debuts this Friday on demand and online, follows five ACLU lawyers as they take on four cases involving abortion, the military ban against transgender people, voting rights, and family separation at the US-Mexico border.

In the clip above, which is exclusive to Town & Country, we see Brigitte Amiri (one of the main lawyers featured in the film) getting good news about a Jane Doe abortion case while on an Amtrak train.

The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, before the Covid-19 pandemic forced closures of movie theaters. It will now be made available on Friday July 31 on streaming platforms including Amazon Prime, Apple TV, and Google Play, as well as on YouTube and on-demand.

Watch the full trailer below:

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