From Grisham to Connelly, “The Lincoln Lawyer” Trailer Shows Mcconaughey Playing Lawyer Yet Again

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New to trailers this week is the trailer for The Lincoln Lawyer starring Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, and Ryan Phillippe. Adapted by Michael Connelly’s novel of the same name, the story follows Mickey Haller (McConaughey), a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, who defends Louis Roulet (Phillippe), a Beverly Hills playboy accused of rape and attempted murder, to later find out that there is more to this spiraling case than expected.  The synopsis includes:

“Mickey Haller is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln sedan. Haller has spent most of his career defending garden-variety criminals, until he lands the case of his career: defending Louis Roulet, a Beverly Hills playboy accused of rape and attempted murder. But the seemingly straightforward case suddenly develops into a deadly game of survival for Haller.”

Known for middle-of-the-road thrillers, director Brad Furman lines himself up for another one with his sixth feature film. The trailer is nothing we haven’t seen before in a courtroom drama flick. The trailer is forgettable, taking more pride in it’s actors than it’s plot. Surely McConaughey will be judged against his performance as attorney Jake Tyler Brigance from A Time to Kill, based on the novel from John Grisham, but who really cares about McConaughey anymore? Find out if he holds up as another lawyer by taking a peek at the trailer below. The Lincoln Lawyer is due out March 2011. Also stars John Leguizamo and William H. Macy.


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