Film Review: THE LINCOLN LAWYER

Directed by Brad FurmanWritten by John Romano, based on the novel by Michael ConnellyStarring: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, Josh Lucas, John Leguizamo, Michael Pena, Frances, Fisher, Bryan Cranston, William H. MacyGood cast right? I don’t usually go this long with listing cast members, but this was a first-rate cast assembled for a first-rate legal thriller. All of them kept up their end of the bargain. However, the Lincoln in the title could have fit between the holes in the plot, holes I doubt were in the novel. I really wish Connelly would get the kind of treatment Lehane got in Mystic River or Gone Baby Gone....

THE LINCOLN LAWYER: New trailer. Dec22

THE LINCOLN LAWYER: New trailer.

Who wants more Matthew McConaughey? Hmm, let me rephrase that: Who wants more Michael Connelly?THE LINCOLN LAWYER lands in theaters on March 18th, 2011.

THE LINCOLN LAWYER’s first poster. Dec18

THE LINCOLN LAWYER’s first poster.

Lionsgate has released the first poster for the upcoming THE LINCOLN LAWYER.TLL was published in 2005 and is about Mickey Haller, a criminal defense attorney that works out of his Lincoln Town car. He typically handles low level stuff like con artists, drunk drivers and drug dealers. He soon finds himself in the middle of a huge case that appeals to his long dormant sense of justice. Matthew McConaughey is playing Mickey, with Oscar winner Marisa Tomei playing Maggie McPherson, a prosecuting attorney and ex-wife of Mickey.Brad Furman (THE TAKE) is directing a screenplay by John Romano (NIGHTS IN RODANTHE, INTOLERABLE CRUELTY). Tommy Lee...

Michael Connelly is happy after visiting the set of THE LINCOLN LAWYER. Aug05

Michael Connelly is happy after visiting the set o...

“Last week I spent a couple nights on the set of The Lincoln Lawyer and I have to say I am excited about this project beyond words. I thought that from what I saw this story is in very secure hands. The acting and direction were fantastic, the sets real and the momentum of the story intact. I think Matthew McConaughey brings a great spirit and accuracy to Mickey Haller. I can’t wait to see what they have when it’s completed.” Michael Connelly.I am pleased as punch to hear this. I have already pointed out my doubts about McConaughey and it is good to hear that MC is happy with what he saw. A smart author is not going...

Lionsgate to distribute THE LINCOLN LAWYER. Apr27

Lionsgate to distribute THE LINCOLN LAWYER.

On Monday, Lionsgate Entertainment announced it had acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the film version of Michael Connelly’s THE LINCOLN LAWYER.TLL was published in 2005 and is about Mickey Haller, a criminal defense attorney that works out of his Lincoln Town car. He typically handles low level stuff like con artists, drunk drivers and drug dealers. He soon finds himself in the middle of a huge case that appeals to his long dormant sense of justice. Matthew McConaughey is playing Mickey, with Oscar winner Marisa Tomei playing Maggie McPherson, a prosecuting attorney and ex-wife of Mickey.Brad Furman (THE TAKE) will direct,...