By Kimberly Nordyke
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – NBC is in negotiations to pick up a series based on John Grisham’s best-selling 1991 novel “The Firm.”
The two-hour pilot script picks up the action 10 years later, with Mitch McDeere (played in the 1993 feature by Tom Cruise) having just emerged from the Federal Witness Protection Program after bringing down a Memphis law firm operated by the mob. But he and his family soon find their lives are still in danger.
Casting is under way. The project is expected to go into production in Canada in July. Grisham and screenwriter Lukas Reiter will serve as executive producers. The project’s producer, EOne already has sold “The Firm” in more than 125 territories worldwide.