Actor to star in Lakeshore's legal thriller

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.”

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