‘Deadwood’s’ Molly Parker To Star Opposite Josh Lucas in NBC’s ‘The Firm’

Molly ParkerThe latest addition to the TV adaptation of John Grisham’s The Firm is Molly Parker, familiar to fans of Deadwood, Shattered, Swingtown, Twitch City… okay, I don’t know what most of those things are, but she actually has a decently impressive film career (Hollywoodland, The Road, The Good Shepherd).

In any event, Parker will be playing Abby, wife of the main character Mitch McDeere (Josh Lucas), as well as a schoolteacher eager to begin work after a tumultuous ten years. What happened in the past ten years? Well, the TV adaptation takes place ten years after the events of the book (and Tom Cruise movie). So, I suppose you can think about how that ended and make some educated guesses. I’m perfectly satisfied in assuming there was some time machinery involved, since Lucas is actually nine years younger than Cruise is.

Although, since the movie was made almost twenty years ago…that would mean Mitch’s age would pick up just about perfectly. Wait a minute…that’s brilliant. My investment in this project has just tripled.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.