Josh Lucas The Firm Interview Video

Josh Lucas stars in 'The Firm'
Josh Lucas stars in 'The Firm' - Photo by: Steve Wilkie/© NBCUniversal, Inc.
In this video clip courtesy of NBC, Josh Lucas discusses his starring role in the upcoming legal drama, The Firm, premiering on January 8, 2012. Lucas explains how this TV series connects to John Grisham’s bestselling novel and the film starring Tom Cruise that Grisham’s work inspired. He also reveals why the character Mitch McDeere continues to be one of the most popular Grisham’s ever created.
 
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The Plot:
 
Based on the best-selling novel by world-renowned author John Grisham, The Firm is a new drama series that continues the story of attorney Mitchell McDeere (Josh Lucas), who, as a young associate 10 years earlier, had brought down the prestigious Memphis law firm of Bendini, Lambert & Locke, which had been operating as a front for the Chicago mob.
 


After a difficult decade, which included a stay in the Federal Witness Protection Program, McDeere and his family now emerge from isolation to reclaim their lives and their future — only to find that past dangers are still lurking and new threats are everywhere.
 
Abby McDeere (Molly Parker), Mitch’s supportive, smart and resourceful wife, who had helped her husband expose Bendini, Lambert & Locke, is excited to start a new life in Washington, D.C., as a school teacher and mom to their daughter, Claire (Natasha Calis).
 
Ray McDeere (Callum Keith Rennie) is Mitch’s charming, yet volatile, older brother whose work as an investigator in Mitch’s office is uniquely informed by his past stretch in prison for manslaughter. Despite a gritty past that stands in stark contrast to that of his Harvard-grad brother, Ray shares one key quality with Mitch – a loyalty that is unbreakable.
 
Tammy Hemphill (Juliette Lewis) is Mitch’s feisty, sexy receptionist whose work life is made all the more tumultuous by her on-again, off-again relationship with Ray. With a personality as arresting as her ever-changing hair color, Tammy is leery when Mitch accepts a deal to partner with a top law practice, as she’s not cut out for the conservative culture of a white-shoe firm.
 
Source: NBC – December 29, 2011