Latest Movie News Headlines

Jones leaves Lincoln

Nov. 24, 2009by:

When I first heard that Tommy Lee Jones had split from his directing and starring duties for THE LINCOLN LAWYER I thought, "Wait, there was ANOTHER Abraham Lincoln project going on?" But no, the synopsis of the Michael Connelly novel-turned-film is as follows:

Moderately successful criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller operates all around the large area of Los Angeles county out of a Lincoln Town Car driven by a former client working off his legal fees (hence the title); most of his clients are drug dealers and gangsters, but the book deals with an unusually important case: the wealthy Los Angeles realtor Louis Roulet is accused of assault and attempted murder by a woman, and at first he appears to be innocent and set up by the "victim."

No dead presidents in there. Tommy Lee Jones was supposed to direct and co-star with Matthew McConaughey, but left over “creative differences" about the script, or in other words, he thought it sucked. But Lakeshore still has that script from John Romano and will now try to replace Jones in order to start filming next spring.

Extra Tidbit: What would you call the best Matthew McConaughey movie (one where hes the main lead)?
Source: Variety

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

+1
12:33PM on 11/25/2009

Best McConaughey movie...

Frailty and the Reign Of Fire
Frailty and the Reign Of Fire
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:28PM on 11/24/2009
"A Time to Kill" is the only one I can think where McConaughey played the lead, though I liked him a lot in "Amistad" and "Lone Star." He's got to be one of the busiest underrated talents in Hollywood.

Too bad about Jones, he's got to be one of my very favorite actors, and an accomplished director. Would've been fun to see him opposite McConaughey.
"A Time to Kill" is the only one I can think where McConaughey played the lead, though I liked him a lot in "Amistad" and "Lone Star." He's got to be one of the busiest underrated talents in Hollywood.

Too bad about Jones, he's got to be one of my very favorite actors, and an accomplished director. Would've been fun to see him opposite McConaughey.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:04PM on 11/24/2009
Amistad. I think he managed to keep his shirt on the entire time in that one.
Amistad. I think he managed to keep his shirt on the entire time in that one.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+1
5:00PM on 11/24/2009
He was the bomb in "Reign of Fire"! Uhhhhhh......yeah right, "A Time to Kill" all the way....
He was the bomb in "Reign of Fire"! Uhhhhhh......yeah right, "A Time to Kill" all the way....
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+3
3:29PM on 11/24/2009
The best McConaughey movie is A Time to Kill.
The best McConaughey movie is A Time to Kill.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:48PM on 11/24/2009
FRAILTY. can't say anything bad about that one
FRAILTY. can't say anything bad about that one
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:59PM on 11/24/2009
Alright, it's clearly time to rent Frailty. I don't think I've seen it all the way through.
Alright, it's clearly time to rent Frailty. I don't think I've seen it all the way through.
2:21PM on 11/24/2009
A time to Kill and Amistad
A time to Kill and Amistad
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:38PM on 11/24/2009
Not sure if he'd be considered the main lead, but he was awesome in FRAILTY, and it was an awesome movie.
Not sure if he'd be considered the main lead, but he was awesome in FRAILTY, and it was an awesome movie.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+1
1:35PM on 11/24/2009

Extra Tidbit

Frailty comes to mind...and that's it.
Frailty comes to mind...and that's it.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:58AM on 11/25/2009
And you have to agree with A Time to Kill.
And you have to agree with A Time to Kill.
1:27PM on 11/24/2009

?

The real question here is:

WHO CARES? (as for the tidbit)
The real question here is:

WHO CARES? (as for the tidbit)
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:11PM on 11/24/2009
I watched Contact two weeks ago. I had forgotten McConaughey really had potential as an actor at some point. But then, I dont know what happened.
I watched Contact two weeks ago. I had forgotten McConaughey really had potential as an actor at some point. But then, I dont know what happened.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Movie News Headlines


Top
Loading...
JoBlo's T-Shirt Shoppe | support our site... Wear Our Gear!