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Second The Lincoln Lawyer trailer arrives

MatthewMcConaughey.jpgThe first trailer for The Lincoln Lawyer, the adaptation of the Michael Connelly novel starring Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy, John Leguizamo and Michael Pena, looked a little lighter than this new trailer that has just arrived. This one is darker, tougher and faster and really raises the stakes for the film.

Mind you at the same time it maps it all out to be a pretty standard thriller, with the added fact that the lawyer works from a car. I'm sure there's more to it than that and come the film there will be more twists and turns, but the core is something we've seen before.

Lawyer defends guy, realises he's guilty, then...well it gets a little hazy but it looks like he goes to try and take him down again after he manages to get him off.

Here's the blurb for The Lincoln Lawyer:

L.A. criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller signs on to defend slick, suave playboy real estate agent Louis Roulet. Roulet has been charged with assault, and his overbearing mother will do anything to clear the son's name. Cost is no issue - Mickey has his first high-paying client in years. Digging into the case, Mickey and P.I. Raul Levin reveal a blacker picture of Roulet's personality and evidence of a sinister past. Another sudden death and new links to a notorious double-homicide, make Mickey question if he's finally in over his head. His pursuit becomes a question of morality and a even a question of his own mortality.

The lawyer has spent all his professional life afraid that he wouldn't recognize innocence if it stood right in front of him. What he should have been on the watch for was evil, evil as pure as a flame.

The setting here is the lawyers mobile "office" (back seat of a Lincoln towncar) involving actual events and locations in L.A. This story emerged and grew after author Connelly once met a real-life "back seat" lawyer.

...and then the trailer for The Lincoin Lawyer. Is it really so different from other lawyer thrillers, and if it is, shouldn't they have tried to show more of a difference in the trailer? One good thing, it's a decent role for Matthew McConaughey for a change.



I hope it really is different from other lawyer films. I like Gresham's books but the films have become a bit boring.

I am sure that Matthew will be gorgeous in the new version. He is very appropriate for the role. And I prefer the more serious interpretations.

Matthew has always made the best of his roles. I am sure he will be brilliant here too.


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