Matthew McConaughey to Reprise His ‘A Time to Kill’ Role in John Grisham Series

Matthew McConaughey to reprise his role in ‘A Time to Kill’ for a series adaptation of John Grisham novel “A Time for Mercy,” at HBO, according to sources.


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Grisham’s book was published in 2020, which is a follow up to the books “A Time to Kill” and “Sycamore Row,” all of which revolve on the character of lawyer Jake Brigance. McConaughey formerly played the role of Brigance in the film adaptation of  “A Time to Kill” in 1996. The said role was an early breakout for McConaughey, starring opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Sandra Bullock.


In the film adaptation of “A Time to Kill,” Brigance defends a black man (Jackson) who killed the two white men who savagely raped his daughter. In “A Time for Mercy,” Brigance must defend a young man who killed his mother’s boyfriend, a deputy sheriff, with the boy claiming the man was abusive towards his mother, himself, and his little sister.


Although there is no writer is currently assigned to adapt the book, however, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura is onboard as an executive producer. Warner Bros. Television will be producing the series, according to sources.


John Grisham’s “A Time to Kill” was his first novel but not the first novel to be adapted for the big screen. Nearly a dozen of his novels has been adapted as movies, including “The Pelican Brief,” “Runaway,” and “The Chamber.”

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