Matthew McConaughey, who had a breakout role as a lawyer in 1996’s “A Time to Kill,” is returning to the courtroom for his latest project. Variety reports that the actor is attached to star in “The Lincoln Lawyer,” a legal thriller based on the 2005 Michael Connelly best-seller.
The Lakeshore Entertainment movie will revolve around a low-level criminal defense attorney named Mickey Haller who is hired by a Beverly Hills playboy, his first high-paying client in years. What appears to be a slam-dunk case takes a turn for the dangerous when someone close to Haller is murdered and the attorney’s own life is threatened.
McConaughey’s other movie credits include “Failure to Launch,” “Fool’s Gold” and, most recently, a supporting role in the comedy “Tropic Thunder.”
He next stars opposite Jennifer Garner in “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.” Directed by “Mean Girls” helmer Mark Waters, the romantic comedy opens in theatres May 1.
(andpop.com, March 29, Eva Lam)