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Molly Parker to join NBC'S new legal drama 'The Firm'

by jmaloni
Sat, Jul 30th 2011 01:20 am

Parker joins previously announced cast of Josh Lucas, Juliette Lewis and Callum Keith Rennie

Production starts in Toronto in August

NBC, Entertainment One (eOne), Sony Pictures Television Networks and Global Television announce Molly Parker ("Deadwood," "Swingtown") has signed to star as Abby McDeere in the network's new legal drama series "The Firm," based on John Grisham's best-selling novel and executive-produced by Grisham and Lukas Reiter.

Ten years ago, Abby helped her husband Mitchell McDeere (Josh Lucas, "The Lincoln Lawyer," "Sweet Home Alabama") bring down a Memphis law firm that was a front for the Chicago mob. Her life was never the same. Abby's a true partner to Mitch - a smart, resourceful woman who after a tumultuous decade is excited to start a new life in Washington, D.C., as a school teacher.

Parker joins a previously announced cast including Lucas as attorney Mitchell McDeere (the role originated by Tom Cruise in the film); Juliette Lewis ("Natural Born Killers," "Cape Fear") as Tammy, Mitch's feisty, sexy receptionist; and Callum Keith Rennie ("The Killing," "Californication") as Ray McDeere, Mitch's charming yet volatile older brother whose work as an investigator in Mitch's office is uniquely informed by his past stretch in prison for manslaughter. Despite a "highly un-ambitious" nature that stands in stark contrast to his Harvard-grad brother, Ray shares one key quality with Mitch: a loyalty that is unbreakable.

Based on the blockbuster feature film and the best-selling novel of 1991 by world-renowned author Grisham ("The Pelican Brief," "The Client"), "The Firm" continues the story of attorney McDeere (Lucas) who, as a young associate, brought down the prestigious Memphis law firm of Bendini, Lambert & Locke, which operated as a front for the Chicago mob. After a difficult decade, McDeere and his family now emerge from isolation to reclaim their lives and their future - only to find that past dangers are still lurking and new threats are everywhere.

Follow the show at http://www.facebook.com/NBCTheFirm and at http://twitter.com/NBCTheFirm.

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