Phillippe, Macy Join “Lincoln Lawyer”

Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy and John Leguizamo have joined the cast of the legal thriller “The Lincoln Lawyer” which Lionsgate has just acquired U.S. distribution rights for from Lakeshore Entertainment and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.

Based on the 2005 Michael Connolly best-seller, the story follows low-level criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller (Matthew McConaughey) who ends up representing a Beverly Hills playboy with ties to a previous murder case he handled.

Marisa Tomei will play Haller’s ex-wife and the case’s prosecuting attorney Maggie McPherson. Michael Pena, Trace Adkins, and Katherine Moennig also star.

Brad Furman (“The Take”) will direct from a screenplay by John Romano (“Nights in Rodanthe,” “Intolerable Cruelty”). Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, and Sidney Kimmel will produce. Filming kicks off July 6th in Los Angeles.