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ABC is reportedly developing a new TV series based on the 2011 thriller film The Lincoln Lawyer. The film followed the story of Mickey Haller, a criminal defense attorney in LA who is chauffeured around in a Lincoln town car.
The film’s protagonist has thus far appeared in five novels by writer Michael Connelly, giving scope to feasibly turn the film into a show. Connelly is reportedly co-writing a pilot script with The Lincoln Lawyer’s screenwriter John Romano, according to Variety. Matthew McConaughey played Haller in the 2011 film but is not expected to reprise his role in the television adaptation; as of now there is no word as to who may replace him if the series goes ahead.
The film was a critical and financial success when it opened in March, bringing in $58 million domestically and an additional $17m overseas. Connelly praised McConaughey’s lead performance, claiming that the actor “nailed” his role. Connelly and Romano will reportedly executive produce the television version of The Lincoln Lawyer alongside Joel Gotler and Lakeshore Entertainment’s Gary Lucchesi and Tom Rosenberg.