From a media release:
JOSH LUCAS TO STAR IN EONEâ€™S NEW LEGAL DRAMA â€˜THE FIRM,â€™
BASED ON THE FEATURE FILM AND BESTSELLER BY WORLD-RENOWNED NOVELIST JOHN GRISHAM
Josh Lucas (â€œThe Lincoln Lawyer,â€ â€œSweet Home Alabamaâ€) is series â€œThe Firm,â€ based on John Grishamâ€™s best-selling novel and executive-produced by Grisham and Lukas Reiter.
Lucas, Road,â€ and Ang Leeâ€™s â€œHulk,â€ will star as attorney Mitchell McDeere (the role originated by Tom Cruise in the film) in the series, which picks up McDeereâ€™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.