Tommy Lee Jones Leaves Lakeshore's Lincoln Lawyer Project

November 23, 2009

The Lincoln Lawyer / Tommy Lee Jones

I always hate reporting this kind of news, especially when there isn't a replacement director yet. It all just feels so hopeless. Last month we reported that Tommy Lee Jones would be directing and co-starring in The Lincoln Lawyer, a legal thriller based on Michael Connolly's 2005 novel. However, Variety reports tonight that Jones has left the project "over creative differences on the script." John Romano (Intolerable Cruelty, Nights in Rodanthe) wrote the script, that Lakeshore will hold onto until they can get another director attached, hopefully in time to shoot this next spring. I don't think Jones will be co-starring either.

The story in The Lincoln Lawyer follows "Mickey Haller, a wheeler-dealer Los Angeles lawyer who operates out of the back of his Lincoln." Haller is fine with defending garden-variety criminals until he lands the case of a lifetime: defending a Beverly Hills playboy accused of murder. Matthew McConaughey was (and still is) attached to play Haller. Other than that, there wasn't anyone else attached (that we knew of) and this was still in the early stages. Jones does have plenty of other work, directing an HBO movie and starring in The Company Men with Ben Affleck and Kevin Costner as well. We'll let you know who they replace him with.

Find more posts: Movie News, Opinions

Discover more around the web:

Reader Feedback - 2 Comments


I love Alex Billington! and i hate Tommy Lee Jones's ears!

ha1rball on Nov 23, 2009


What? I was kinda looking forward to TLJ's directing, hope he's back on it who know??? huh hollywood's ups and downs...

dex on Nov 24, 2009

Sorry, new comments are no longer allowed.




Alex's Top 10 - 2020
1. Nine Days
2. Berlin Alexanderplatz
3. Pixar's Soul
4. Pieces of a Woman
5. Feels Good Man
6. Another Round
7. The Truffle Hunters
8. Sound of Metal
9. Lovers Rock
10. Nomadland
Click Here for Thoughts

Adam's Top 10 - 2020
1. Spontaneous
2. Promising Y. Woman
3. Nomadland
4. The Vast of Night
5. Blow the Man Down
6. The Invisible Man
7. Minari
8. Possessor
9. Feels Good Man
10. Color Out of Space
Click Here for Thoughts


Subscribe to our feed or daily newsletter:
Follow Alex's main profile on twitter:
For the latest posts only, follow this acct:

Add to your Feedly list: click here