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#TCA12: NBC Has Found a Way to Make Me Try ‘The Firm’

Josh Lucas, on whether he thinks Mitch McDeere, who he will play in the second adaptation of John Grisham’s novel (okay, it’s not an adaptation but a flash forward), would be down for Occupy Wall Street: “The truth of the matter is Mitch McDeere is not a person who would be camped out, but he would be their lawyer. This is a guy who would always be fighting the system.” I’m not really sure that will happen: this is, after all, a story about a guy who, having worked for one Evil Law Firm is inexplicably returning from his early Caribbean retirement to go into witness protection (in which he uses his real name) in Washington to work for another Evil Law Firm. But I think that having middle- and upper-class characters who are actively examining class and their own wealth and working on equality movements would be a nice goal for the 99 Percent movement to shoot for in terms of changing the culture.

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