NBC's The Firm Casts Deadwood Alum as Abby

NBC’s The Firm has firmed up its last bit of casting, with the addition of Deadwood alumna Molly Parker as Mitch McDeere’s wife, Abby.

Based on John Grisham’s best-selling novel but picking up 10 years later, the midseason series finds Mitch (played by Josh Lucas, The Lincoln Lawyer) and Abby trying to start a new life in Washington, D.C. Tom Cruise and Jeanne Tripplehorn played the marrieds in the 1993 movie.

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The Firm‘s cast also includes Juliette Lewis (Natural Born Killers) as Tammy, Mitch’s feisty receptionist, and Callum Keith Rennie (The Killing) as Ray McDeere, Mitch’s volatile older brother. Production starts in August in Toronto.

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In addition to her turn as Deadwood‘s Alma, Parker’s TV resume includes Swingtown, the Canadian series Shattered (where she worked opposite Rennie), and an arc on the upcoming season of Dexter.

Comments (7)

  • Best news I have heard all day and its not about Molly Parker…Juliette Lewis on my tv every week!!! Yea!!! Highly under rated actress..

    Comment by Lew – July 29, 2011 01:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • uhh…tv line..i love you guys but Juliette Lewis cast on the FIRM should have been the headline!

      Comment by Lew – July 29, 2011 01:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Lewis’ casting was reported weeks ago ;)

        Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – July 29, 2011 01:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I will definitely be checking this out. I thought the movie was a lot of fun and so far the cast looks pretty good. I love Callum Keith Rennie more and more after each show I see him in. Oooh… and he is playing the role originated by David Strathairn, who he just starred with in Alphas. Is the world about to implode in on itself?? Will it premiere on October 21?

    Comment by Pam – July 29, 2011 01:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Loved Callum Keith Rennie in Battlestar Galactica and will be checking this out as I am a fan of his work. Also Josh Lucas was amazing in The Lincoln Lawyer.

      Comment by Alexis – July 30, 2011 06:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Happy for Callum & Molly. Go canucks!

    Comment by Marianne – July 29, 2011 03:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So are we talking ten years after the book ended or ten years after the horrid movie adaptation ended. The movie ruined the book. I was hoping this would be a “reboot” and start the story over from the beginning. If they are starting ten years after the movie, well then my interest is waning fast. If they are starting ten years after the book ended then its gonna be interesting to see how they get them back into the U.S. Has the Morolto crime family been brought down or are they still running from them? That could be interesting.

    Comment by James – August 1, 2011 08:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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