Scoop: NBC's Firm Sequel Retains Josh Lucas

Meet television’s Mitch McDeere.

Josh Lucas is in final negotiations to play the lead in NBC’s midseason drama The Firm, based on the hit Paramount feature starring Tom Cruise.

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The series picks up 10 years after the events of the movie and the John Grisham novel. This will mark the first regular TV series role for Lucas, who is best known for his work in films such as Glory Road, A Beautiful Mind and Poseidon.

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  1. ggny says:

    nice Josh is a great actor

  2. Nerdista says:

    Love it!

  3. Ryan says:

    Good actor, but I’m confused about this show. Is it a reboot or sequel? Must be reboot.

    If so, how do you sustain this idea? On an episode to episode basis, what’s drives the plot? Does Mitch solve cases or what?

  4. Michelle says:

    Now I have to watch this! And I hate lawyer shows. *sigh*

  5. tahina says:

    He’s ssssssssssssssssso cute! :)

  6. Esaul says:

    This show will fail.

  7. maggie says:

    Great actor & good looking too!

  8. Scott says:

    Love Josh. Love The Firm. Can’t wait!

  9. Ryan says:

    So the show is set in 2003 where Tom Cruise has had ten years to grow into Josh Lucas?

    UGH. Just do a fresh reboot please.

  10. umbrella says:

    don’t forget his starring role in Sweet Home Alabama

  11. Michael says:

    He is way too good looking for my self-esteem. I don’t think I can watch this show, now.

  12. Mick says:

    I loved the book. Didn’t love the movie that much.

    • Jon says:

      I agree, but I am unsure if this is a sequel to the movie or the book, considering they had completely different endings.

  13. Coco says:

    Love Josh, haaate Grisham books with the exception of A Time To Kill, and the original Firm movie sucked. Not sure about this one.

  14. Allison says:

    Best known for Poseidon?

    Can’t you edit that to be The Lincoln Lawyer, or Sweet Home Alabama, or *anything* that isn’t that disaster? He’s great, but I doubt anyone wants to remember Poseidon.

  15. Danielle H. says:

    Poor guy, he’s actually really attractive and a decent actor but can’t get a big role to save his life. I hope this gives him some recognition… I MAY even check it out although I originally had no thoughts to do so. We shall see. GL Josh.

  16. Mark says:

    Best casting news of the current season by a mile!!

  17. Stacey says:

    Love Josh Lucas so will now be checking out this new show in the spring.

  18. Becky says:

    Josh Lucas on TV makes me happy! Josh Lucas on NBC makes me sad. It was nice seeing you while your show lasted.

  19. Sarah says:

    I absolutely LOVE Josh Lucas! As much as I loathe NBC, I’ll reluctantly turn to the channel for an hour to gaze at Mr. Lucas :)