It looks like NBC has found its Mitch McDeere. EW has confirmed that the peacock is in final talks with film star Josh Lucas (The Lincoln Lawyer) to star in the Peacock’s reboot of The Firm, John Grisham’s 1991 book that was made into a movie starring Tom Cruise.
Grishman is on board as a non-writing executive producer, with former Law & Order producer Lukas Reiter as showrunner and eOne Television as the primary production company, which is also selling the show internationally. The drama was picked up for NBC’s midseason lineup.
The Firm sold 7 million copies and helped launch the modern legal thriller novel genre. The original story follows an ambitious young attorney who’s unwittingly hired by a crime organization’s legal outfit, though the series is expected to pick up 10 years later.
Lucas, whose other film credits include Sweet Home Alabama and A Beautiful Mind, was one of the more sought after film stars this development season.
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