The Lincoln Lawyer
Release date: Friday May 18, 2011 (Wide)
Director: Brad Furman
Studio: Lionsgate Films
Producer(s): Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg, Scott Steindorff
Screenplay: John Romano
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, Josh Lucas, John Leguizamo, Michael Peña, Bob Gunton, Frances Fisher, Bryan Cranston, William H. Macy, Trace Adkins
Official Site: thelincolnlawyermovie.com
Rated: R for some violence, sexual content and language
Running time: 1 hr. 59 min.
Available film art: The Lincoln Lawyer movie posters
Mick Haller (Matthew McConaughey) is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Continental sedan. Having spent most of his career defending petty gutter-variety criminals, he unexpectedly lands the case of a lifetime: defending a rich Beverly Hills realtor (Ryan Phillippe) who is accused of attempted rape and murder. However, what appears in the beginning to be a straightforward case with a big money pay-off swiftly develops into a deadly match between two masters of manipulation, in Lionsgate and Lakeshore Entertainment’s “The Lincoln Lawyer.”
Directed by Brad Furman from a screenplay by John Romano, based on the novel by Michael Connelly, the cast also includes Marisa Tomei, Josh Lucas, John Leguizamo, Frances Fisher, Bob Gunton, Laurence Mason, with Bryan Cranston and William H. Macy. Lionsgate and Lakeshore Entertainment present a Lakeshore Entertainment Lionsgate production in association with Sidney Kimmel Entertainment Stone Village Pictures.