Matthew McConaughey is returning to his John Grisham roots.
The actor is set to reprise his breakthrough role as Jake Brigance in a limited series sequel to the 1996 courtroom crime drama “A Time to Kill”.
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According to the Deadline, HBO is producing the series, which will be based on the 2020 novel A Time for Mercy, by the attorney-turned-prolific-novelist.
Planned to run between eight to 10 episodes, the series finds Brigance in the middle of a divisive trial when he’s appointed attorney for a 16-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy.
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“A Time to Kill”, which also co-starred Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson and Kiefer and Donald Sutherland, was about the case of a Black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his young daughter.