About the film: Michael "Mick" Haller (Matthew McConaughey) is a slick, charismatic 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, Mick unexpectedly lands the case of a lifetime: defending a rich Beverly Hills playboy (Ryan Phillippe) who is accused of attempted murder. However, what initially appears to be a straightforward case with a big money pay-off swiftly develops into a deadly match between two masters of manipulation and a crisis of conscience for Haller.
Rated R for some violence, sexual content and language.
Mar. 28, 2009:
Project announced. Cast: Matthew McConaughey
Oct 13, 2009:
Director: Tommy Lee Jones, Writer: John Romano, Cast: Tommy Lee Jones
Nov. 23, 2009:
Director: Tommy Lee Jones drops out, Cast: Tommy Lee Jones drops out
Apr. 26, 2010:
Director: Brad Furman, Cast: Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy (replacing Tommy Lee Jones), Michael Pena, Trace Adkins, Katherine Moennig, Distributor: Lionsgate
Aug. 9, 2010:
Release Date: March 18, 2011
Box Office: Opening weekend: $13.21 mil. (2707 theaters) |