March 18 (UPI) -- Matthew McConaughey is going to play Jake Brigance again. McConaughey will reprise his role from the movie A Time to Kill in the HBO series A Time for Mercy.
The series marks McConaughey's return to HBO after True Detective. Deadline reports plans for a 10 episode limited run.
Warner Brothers released the 1996 film. The studio and HBO are both subsidiaries of WarnerMedia.
In A Time to Kill, Brigance was a struggling Mississippi lawyer but the only one who would defend Carl Lee Hailey (Samuel L. Jackson). Hailey was on trial for murdering two men who raped his daughter.
A Time for Mercy is Grisham's third Brigance book. Sycamore Row published in 2013.
In A Time for Mercy, Brigance defends 16-year-old Drew Gamble in another murder case. Gamble is on trial for murdering a deputy and faces the gas chamber if convicted.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing A Time for Mercy, both trades report. He was a Warner Bros. executive from 1989 to 1996, when he became co-head of theatrical production. Di Bonaventura became president of production in 1998.
Since leaving Warner Brothers in 2002, di Bonaventura has produced franchises like Transforrmers and G.I. Joe.