From a media release:
JOSH LUCAS TO STAR IN EONE’S NEW LEGAL DRAMA ‘THE FIRM,’
BASED ON THE FEATURE FILM AND BESTSELLER BY WORLD-RENOWNED NOVELIST JOHN GRISHAM
Josh Lucas (“The Lincoln Lawyer,” “Sweet Home Alabama”) is series “The Firm,” based on John Grisham’s best-selling novel and executive-produced by Grisham and Lukas Reiter.
Lucas, Road,” and Ang Lee’s “Hulk,” will star as attorney Mitchell McDeere (the role originated by Tom Cruise in the film) in the series, which picks up McDeere’s story about a decade after the events of the novel and film.
Based on a novel by world-renowned author Grisham (“The Pelican Brief,” “The Client”), “The Firm” continues the story of attorney Mitchell McDeere (Lucas) who, as a young associate, brought down the prestigious Memphis law firm of Bendini, Lambert & Locke, which operated as a front for the Chicago mob. After a difficult decade, which included a stay in the Federal Witness Protection program, McDeere and his family now emerge from isolation to reclaim their lives and their future — only to find that past dangers are still lurking and new threats are everywhere.
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