"The Lincoln Lawyer" is the new historical courtroom drama about the famous 1852 trial in which Abraham Lincoln was defended by a former slave-turned-litigator in a case involving… no, not really.
Seems the "Lincoln" in "The Lincoln Lawyer" refers to a car, and in said car is everyone's favorite naked bongo player, Matthew McConaughey. The Texan is going back to his roots practicing law like he did early in his career with "A Time to Kill" and "Amistad," although this time his character appears to be a little less idealistic.
McConaughey plays Mickey Haller, a slick LA attorney who operates out of a Lincoln Town Car, defending pretty trashy clientele including drug dealers and gangsters. His license plate even says "NTGUILTY"… classy. Haller accepts an unusually high-profile client, a Beverley Hills playboy (Ryan Phillipe) who *GASP* might not be as innocent as he seems.
Based on the popular beach read by Michael Connelly, the decent supporting cast includes Marisa Tomei, John Leguizamo, Josh Lucas and William H. Macy. The court of public opinion will decide whether "The Lincoln Lawyer" is guilty of being awesome on March 18, 2011.