Josh Lucas Likely to Star in The Firm

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Josh Lucas is set to make like Tom Cruise.

Deadline Hollywood reports that the actor is likely to anchor The Firm, a midseason drama on NBC that's based on the John Grisham novel and 1993 movie.

Josh Lucas

The film featured Cruise as Mitch McDeere,a young associated at a shady, prestigious Memphis law firm.

Look for the series to pick up after Mitch and his family emerge from the Federal Witness Protection program and attempt to reclaim their lives... only for past dangers to continually lurk.

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