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Juliette Lewis lands role in the 'Firm'

July 12, 2011 at 8:10 PM   |   Comments

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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 13 (UPI) -- Actress Juliette Lewis has joined the cast of the U.S. television adaptation of the legal thriller "The Firm," NBC said.

Both John Grisham's 1991 novel and a 1993 film version starring Tom Cruise were blockbusters.

Entertainment One, Sony Pictures Television Networks, NBC and Global announced Tuesday the casting of Juliette Lewis and Callum Keith Rennie.

Lewis starred in "Natural Born Killers" and "Cape Fear." Rennie's small-screen credits include "The Killing" and "Californication."

Josh Lucas, star of "The Lincoln Lawyer" and "Sweet Home Alabama," was previously announced to star in "The Firm" as attorney Mitchell McDeere, the role Cruise originated in the movie. Lewis will play Tammy, who is now Mitch's receptionist, and Rennie will portray his brother Ray. The events of the series take place about a decade after those chronicled in the fictitious book and film.

Grisham and Lukas Reiter will be the show's executive producers. Production is to begin in Toronto next month.

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