Jones out of THE LINCOLN LAWYER.

Tommy Lee Jones has walked away from Michael Connelly’s THE LINCOLN LAWYER.

According to Variety, the reason is the age old problem of creative differences. Jones was slated to direct as well as co-star.

“Mickey Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung courthouses
of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind. Bikers, con artists, drunk
drivers, drug dealers — they’re all on Mickey Haller’s client list. For him, the
law is rarely about guilt or innocence — it’s about negotiation and
manipulation. Sometimes it’s even about justice.”

Matthew McConaughey is playing Mickey.