Screen Junkies » Josh Lucas http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:39:03 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Josh Lucas To Officially Be Tom Cruise(‘s Character In NBC’s ‘The Firm’) http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/josh-lucas-to-officially-be-tom-cruises-character-in-nbcs-the-firm/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/josh-lucas-to-officially-be-tom-cruises-character-in-nbcs-the-firm/#comments Wed, 08 Jun 2011 22:54:59 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=215430 Wilford Brimley, please stay near your phone.

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NBC has officially signed Josh Lucas on the its TV adaptation of The Firm. An exalted nation lets out a “Huh. Really?” in response to the news. While it might not be the lifeline that NBC needs to get back into contention with the other networks, it sounds like a solid premise that offers a more dynamic (and interesting) spin on the whole “Hey! Look at us! We’re lawyers!” premise that so many legal dramas embrace.

Lucas will be playing the role of Mitchell McDeere, the role made famous by Tom Cruise in the film. The story picks up ten years later as McDeere and family (I guess he had some kids) emerge from the witness protection program to discover that threats to their safety still exist. If Josh Lucas is capable of running down the street in a suit half as well as Tom Cruise was, we’re in for a treat.

The Firm” will premiere at mid-season on NBC, and will continue to air until Mitch McDeere completely runs out of things to run away from.

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Josh Lucas Joins ‘The Firm’ (Not The Rap Supergroup) http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/josh-lucas-joins-the-firm-not-the-rap-supergroup/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/josh-lucas-joins-the-firm-not-the-rap-supergroup/#comments Thu, 02 Jun 2011 15:26:21 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=214387 Josh Lucas is now the proud owner of a stylish NBC tote.

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Josh Lucas is now the proud owner of a stylish NBC tote. The actor is close to finalizing a deal to play the lead in NBC’s midseason drama “The Firm.” Based on the John Grisham movie and Tom Cruise movie of the same name, “The Firm” tells the story of a lawyer who runs around a lot while being hunted by Wilfred Brimley.

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However, the series adaptation is reported to pick up ten years after the events of the film, continuing the story of Mitch McDeere.
 

As a young associate, McDeere brought down a prestigious Memphis law firm, which operated as a front for the Chicago mob — and his life was never the same. After a difficult decade, which included a stay in the Federal Witness Protection program, Mitch and his family now emerge from isolation to reclaim their lives and their future — only to find that past dangers are still lurking and new threats are everywhere.

As such, it’s unlikely Brimley will be doing any stalking. But it would be doable if they get him a Jazzy Powerchair. One of the quieter models. (Deadline)

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James Franco Now Available In Straight To Video Form http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/james-franco-now-available-in-straight-to-video-form/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/james-franco-now-available-in-straight-to-video-form/#comments Fri, 27 May 2011 19:15:58 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=213888 James Franco doesn't have enough of your attention yet.

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It’s been a while since anything’s been heard from actor/writer/student/professor of Egyptology James Franco, presumably because he’s been trotting the globe on his latest adventure. Or maybe he was just working on Shadows & Lies. Here’s what it’s all about, Francophiles:

“Franco plays William Vincent, a quiet and mysterious criminal. When he falls for a New York gangster’s (Josh Lucas) favorite call girl (Julianne Nicholson), Vincent is forced to flee the city, threatened with death if he should ever return. But after four years in exile, Vincent secretly returns intent on rescuing the woman he loves from her dangerous fate.”

Sounds pretty cool. The movie is coming out on DVD, Blu-ray, and VOD on June 7, but you can see a clip from the movie above. Enjoy, because Franco just doesn’t have enough of your attention yet. (Film School Rejects)

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Josh Lucas & Kate Bosworth Among Those Joining ‘Big Sur’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/josh-lucas-kate-bosworth-among-those-joining-big-sur/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/josh-lucas-kate-bosworth-among-those-joining-big-sur/#comments Fri, 15 Apr 2011 16:40:00 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=207287 They're 'On The Road' again.

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Michael Polish’s upcoming Jack Kerouac movie Big Sur is evidently going the route of having “actors” recite “lines” from a “script,” based on Kerouac’s time writing and enjoying the success of his famous novel On The Road. The lead, Kerouac, will be played by Jean-Marc Barr (of Dogville), while Josh Lucas and Kate Bosworth are playing Beat stalwart Neal Cassady and a woman romantically linked to Kerouac and Cassady, respectively.

This isn’t the only Kerouac movie to be coming out soon, as On The Road is coming out, too. So if you were ever going to finally read On The Road, now would be the time. (Deadline)

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Review: The Lincoln Lawyer http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-the-lincoln-lawyer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-the-lincoln-lawyer/#comments Tue, 08 Mar 2011 20:08:48 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=102974 A perfectly average legal drama.

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The Lincoln Lawyer is a perfectly average legal drama. I trust that the book is exactly like this, totally programmed to hit standard beats in the plot. It’ll serve its purpose in theaters just like a paperback novel does.

Michael Haller (Matthew McConaughey) is a lawyer working out of his car, a Lincoln Continental. He’s so slick and smooth talking, he gets a judge to give him an extension while he waits for a client to extend his retainer. Then he goads the client for money for an expert witness, when he really already has the witness in hand.

You learn just enough about Haller to like him, which is the standard cliché. He takes care of his chauffeur, keeping him employed even after he got his own driver’s license back. He has a daughter with prosecutor Maggie (Marisa Tomei), and the only reason they broke up is because they’re on different sides of the court.

The real case is Louis Roulet (Ryan Phillipe), a rich boy accused of beating lady of the night Reggie Campo (Margarita Levieva). Louis is hard to like because he’s so privileged and frequently uses an ignorant epithet for gays. Of course, the case isn’t simply he said/she said so Haller’s values are tested.

The point of the movie is to take Haller from a guy so smooth he doesn’t even need an office to a haggard, disheveled wreck. In the beginning, he manipulates the media and the D.A. but Louis really turns the tables on Haller. If you want to see McConaughey sweat, this is the movie for you.

Haller still does a good job for Louis. He baits prosecutor Ted Minton (Josh Lucas) into revealing an attack on Louis’ mother, so the jury ends up sympathizing. We knew about the attack but how it comes up in trial is skillful lawyering. Also Lucas and McConaughey engage in a drawl off.

The plot is smug and contrived. Everything works out neatly but the film moves through the plot briskly. The courtroom scenes really have no personality. There’s no political agenda or flair like on “Boston Legal.” Even the one-liners like Corliss the snitch’s (Shea Whigham) comments on the stand or Val Valenzuela’s (John Leguizamo) research comments are not funny. The audience sort of laughs because it’s the right time, but they’re not funny.

I thin The Lincoln Lawyer should represent the Fast and the Furious gang. He’s on the road, they’re on the run, can he get them out of trouble? That’s a movie I would see.

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Josh Lucas To Please His History Teacher By Playing Lindbergh And Maybe Lincoln http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/josh-lucas-to-please-his-history-teacher-by-playing-lindbergh-and-maybe-lincoln/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/josh-lucas-to-please-his-history-teacher-by-playing-lindbergh-and-maybe-lincoln/#comments Tue, 18 Jan 2011 19:53:42 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=17628 It would seem that Josh Lucas has an affinity for period pieces. Or period pieces have an affinity for Lucas.

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It would seem that Josh Lucas has an affinity for period pieces. Or period pieces have an affinity for Lucas. Either way, he’s in a lot of them these days. He has just signed on to play aviator Charles Lindbergh in the upcoming Clint Eastwood-directed biopic J. Edgar, with DiCaprio playing the titular role. What does Charles Lindbergh have to do with former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover? I have not the foggiest idea, but one thing’s for certain: If Josh Lucas was cast to play him, then Charles Lindbergh must have been a very, very handsome man.

Not content sticking to one historically significant character per year, Lucas is also in the running to be no less than Honest Abe himself in the much-anticipated film adaptation of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Lucas seems like an odd pick to play Lincoln, but the entire premise of the movie seems odd, so who knows what will work and what won’t.

Further solidifying the assertion that Lucas has caught “Lincoln Fever,” Lucas’ next role will be opposite Matthew McConaughey in The Lincoln Lawyer, about a lawyer who practices out of the back of his Lincoln automobile. Josh Lucas: One-stop shopping for all your cinematic Lincoln-related needs. (Deadline)

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The Search Continues for the Perfect ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-search-continues-for-the-perfect-abraham-lincoln-vampire-hunter/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-search-continues-for-the-perfect-abraham-lincoln-vampire-hunter/#comments Thu, 13 Jan 2011 21:21:57 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=16524 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter producers have been working since November to cast the titular character. While the field may be clearer, it's still by no means clear.

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter producers have been working since November to cast the titular character. While the field may be clearer, it’s still by no means clear, with Josh Lucas, Adrien Brody, Timothy Olyphant, Benjamin Walker, James D’Arcy, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen all reading for the part over the next two weeks, according to Deadline. Despite not having cast the protagonist, producers (who include director Timur Bekmambetov, Tim Burton, and Jim Lemley are working with the end in mind, as they have already announced a release date of June 22, 2012, confirming beliefs that Fox would make this a tentpole release.

For those not hip to the concept here, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was originally a novel with a revisionist take on Lincoln‘s presidency, and by “revisionist” I mean the author asked, “Hey! Wouldn’t it be cool if Lincoln killed vampires?” Author and screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith has a pedigree in this type of mash-up, also having penned the sleeper best-seller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The man has a style, that’s for sure.

It goes without saying that AL:VH will be brought shot and shown in magnificent 3-D, which we can hope will be a more immersive experience than Burton’s last outing, Alice in Wonderland.

The casting decision is, of course, a big one, but let’s not give too much weight to the actor playing Lincoln. When you’ve got Abe Lincoln throwing axes at Dracula, you’ve clearly waved goodbye to realism a long time ago.

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McConaughey Practices Road Law In Trailer For ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/matthew-mcconaughey-practices-road-law-in-trailer-for-the-lincoln-lawyer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/matthew-mcconaughey-practices-road-law-in-trailer-for-the-lincoln-lawyer/#comments Sun, 21 Nov 2010 18:15:00 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=8869 Matthew McConaughey stars as The Lincoln Lawyer. If he cared about the environment, he'd be a Prius Lawyer.

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Never hire a lawyer who works out of their car. That’s just a general rule of thumb. In this trailer for The Lincoln Lawyer, Matthew McConaughey does exactly that — tools around town in a Lincoln while doling out shady legal advice. If he cared about the environment he’d have studied to be a Prius Lawyer.

The film has a pretty diverse cast: McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy, Michael Pena, Margarita Levieva, and most notably Josh Lucas. What was Brad Furman thinking when he cast McConaughey and Lucas against each other? Doesn’t he know that they can’t be in the same place at the same time? A) it confuses the baby, and B) if they touch, the universe will fold in on itself.

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