Back in June, Josh Lucas signed on to star in NBC's midseason series, "The Firm." With production set to begin next month in Toronto, two more important roles have been filled.
NBC has announced that Juliette Lewis and Callum Keith Rennie have agreed to join "The Firm" as well. The series takes place ten years after the film adaptation of John Grisham's "The Firm" that starred Tom Cruise as Mitch McDeere; a young lawyer who helped the FBI take down a law firm being used as a front for the mob. Lucas will play Mitch in the series as he leads his family out of witness protection to reclaim their lives, only to find that their enemies have multiplied in the intervening years.
Lewis will portray Mitch's loyal secretary, Tammy; a role that earned Holly Hunter a Best Supporting Actress nomination in the feature film. Rennie will appear as Mitch's brother, Ray Rennie; whom David Strathairn played in the movie. After serving time in prison for manslaughter, Ray will act as a private investigator for Mitch.
Prior to this series, Lewis has had a long and memorable career in films such as "Cape Fear," "Kalifornia," "Natural Born Killers," "The Basketball Diaries," "From Dusk till Dawn" and "Starsky & Hutch." In more recent years, Lewis has appeared on theTV series "My Name Is Earl" and "Memphis Beat" opposite Jason Lee.
Among sci-fi fans, Rennie is best known as the Cylon Leoben in the "Battlestar Galactica" revival. However, he has made extensive appearances in both film and TV, with stints on "Due South," "Californication" and "The Killing.' Just a few of the other projects to his credit are "Blade: Trinity," "Bionic Woman," "Tin Man," "Smallville," "Supernatural," "Harper's Island" and "The X-Files: I Want to Believe."
"The FIrm" is expected to launch on NBC during the middle of next season, with a full 22 episode first season.
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