Matthew McConaughey is taking on the case of “The Lincoln Lawyer” for Lakeshore Entertainment.
The “Fool’s Gold” thesp is attached to star in the legal thriller that centers on low-level criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller who finds himself representing a wealthy client with ties to a previous murder case Haller handled.
Project is based on a Michael Connolly bestseller that was published in 2005 by Little, Brown.
Lakeshore snapped up bigscreen rights to the tome six months before “Lincoln Lawyer” hit shelves in what was dubbed a seven-figure deal.
Stone Village Pictures’ Scott Steindorff is producing “Lincoln Lawyer” alongside Lakeshore principals Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi.
McConaughey, who most recently played a supporting role in the laffer “Tropic Thunder,” will next be seen opposite Jennifer Garner in the romantic comedy “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.”