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Juliette Lewis, Callum Keith Rennie
Another two actors have joined The Firm.
Juliette Lewis and Callum Keith Rennie have been cast in NBC's legal drama, which is based on John Grisham's bestselling novel, the network announced Tuesday. They join Josh Lucas, who stars as attorney Mitchell McDeere, a role that Tom Cruise played in the film adaptation of the novel.
NBC has picked up the TV adaptation of John Grisham's best-selling novel The Firm for a straight-to-series order of 22 episodes, Deadline reports.
The show is being readied for a September premiere, though NBC may not officially slot it into its fall schedule until casting is completed, according to the site.
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Lukas Reiter (The Forgotten, Law & Order) wrote the pilot. Grisham will serve ...
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Looking for some good ratings counsel, NBC is turning to John Grisham's The Firm. The network is in talks to pick up a new series based on the best-selling legal thriller, which was also the basis of a 1993 movie starring Tom Cruise.
Lukas Reiter (The Forgotten, Law & Order) is adapting the book for TV and wrote the pilot script. The Firm has actually been in development for some time, originally at CBS. More recently, Reiter and Grisham, who are both executive producing, pitched The Firm to several cable networks.
Paramount Pictures has named Shia LaBeouf as the lead in the studio's adaptation of the forthcoming John Grisham legal thriller The Associate.
LaBeouf will play a student nearing graduation from Yale Law School who is given privileged information about ...
Per Variety, George Clooney and producing partner Grant Heslov are snatching up screen rights to The Innocent Man, John Grisham's nonfiction account of Oklahoman Ron Williamson's 11-year stint on death row for a murder he did not commit.... Open Water helmer Chris Kentis and Laura Lau are penning an adaptation of In Harm's Way, in which an estimated 900 World War II servicemen, after abandoning the torpedoed U.S.S. Indianapolis, floated for five days in the shark-infested Philippine Sea.
Hopefully, fans of novelist John Grisham won't mind that Runaway Jury — the latest flick adapted from his legal fiction (due later this year) — plays musical chairs with social issues. In the works since 1997, Jury's story has gone from a courtroom battle over tobacco (as in the book) to gun control. That's a hot-button issue for actor Bruce Davison, who co-stars with John Cusack, Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman in the film.
For the role of attorney Derwood Cable, Davison had to set aside his strong anti-gun sentiments to defend the gun manufacturer being sued. "It certainly goes against [my p