Tommy Lee Jones is in negotiations to direct and co-star in The Lincoln Lawyer. The film is based on the 2005 best-seller by Michael Connelly and stars Mathew McConaughey to play the lead character Haller. Via THR:
“Lawyer,” which is set up at Lakeshore Entertainment, centers on Mickey Haller, a wheeler-dealer Los Angeles lawyer who operates out of the back of his Lincoln. Haller is content with a career defending garden-variety criminals until he lands the case of a lifetime: defending a Beverly Hills playboy accused of murder.
McConaughey is on board to play Haller. It’s unclear what role Jones would play; the playboy character, which could be the second male lead, is described in the book as somewhat younger than Jones, though the part could be adjusted to accommodate an older interpretation.