NBC gave "The Firm" a series order before casting the series, much less shooting a pilot. But its appears the John Grisham adaptation may have landed a leading man.
According to Deadline.com
, Josh Lucas in in final negotiations to play Mitch McDeere in the midseason drama.
You'll recall that in the novel, McDeere got an offer he couldn't refuse to join an exclusive Memphis law firm that turned out to have close ties with the Chicago mob. Ooops. The role was played by Tom Cruise in the hit feature film and by your imagination in the book.
NBC's "Firm" will pick up 10 years later, with McDeere and his family coming out of a decade in isolation, including time in Witness Protection, and learning that there are still people out there who remember what he did. NBC just hopes there are people out there who remember "The Firm."
With big screen credits including "The Lincoln Lawyer," "Poseidon" and "Sweet Home Alabama," Lucas has been on TV casting directors' wish lists for years. He starred in the Showtime pilot "Possible Side Effects," but it didn't go to series.
As of now, NBC has yet to officially announce Lucas' casting.