The Lincoln Lawyer Teaser Trailer Debuts
11.21.10 by Ryan
The first trailer has been released for director Brad Furman's The Lincoln Lawyer, which is not about Abraham Lincoln's early days before becoming President of the United States, but instead is an adaptation of Michael Connelly's book about a smooth-talking defense attorney who conducts his business from a Lincoln Town Car and lands the case of his career defending a Beverly Hills playboy accused of murder. Tommy Lee Jones was originally set to be director and star in the movie, with Matthew McConaughey as the lawyer and Jones as the playboy (as amazing as that sounds), but left over "creative differences" with the John Romano-scripted movie. Ryan Phillippe stepped into the role of the playboy, while Furman (The Take) took over the directing duties.
The Lincoln Lawyer opens on March 18, 2011. John Leguizamo, Marisa Tomei, William H. Macy, and Michael Pena co-star.