Josh Lucas is in final negotiations to take on the lead role of the upcoming new NBC TV show adaptation of John Grisham's The Firm. Lucas will fill the shoes of the character Mitch McDeere played by Tom Cruise back in 1993. Lucas is a fantastic actor, and the fact that he's been cast in the series gives me reason to believe it's going to be a great show. The actor has appeared in films such as Session 9, Stealth, Sweet Home Alabama and a good amount of other films. He next co-stars opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar.
NBC ordered 22 episodes and it will take place ten years after the event's we saw in the previous films. The series was written by Lucus Reiter, and according to Deadline, “The series picks up 10 years after the 1993 feature left off. It reintroduces Mitch McDeere, the young lawyer played in the movie by Cruise, who brought down a prestigious Memphis law firm operating as a front for the Chicago mob. McDeere and his family emerge from isolation after 10 years in the Federal Witness Protection Program. Determined to reclaim their lives and their future, the McDeeres soon find that past dangers are still lurking and new threats are everywhere.”
With Lucas on board as the shows main character I'll definitely be watching the show. I have a feeling this is going to turn out to be a pretty awesome new series.
What do you all think about Lucas taking on the role of Mitch in the new series?