Josh Lucas to Star in NBC’s The Firm

Yes, it’s a television show based on a movie; yes, of all the male actors out there than could be considered John Grisham-y Josh Lucas is certainly at the top of the list; and yes, given NBC’s success with turning movies into tv shows, why does this still make me leery?

The series, based on the hit Paramount feature starring Tom Cruise as McDeere and on John Grisham’s best-selling novel, picks up the story 10 years after the events of the film and novel. As a young associate, McDeere brought down a prestigious Memphis law firm, which operated as a front for the Chicago mob — and his life was never the same. After a difficult decade, which included a stay in the Federal Witness Protection program, Mitch 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.

Also, and this is not an original thought, but isn’t it funny how television is now the place for movie stars to act in high-quality projects, while the movies have basically become a ghetto of sequels, prequels and turds.

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