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Grisham's 'The Firm' Coming to TV

by Audrey Fine, posted May 12th 2010 1:44PM
It's been almost 20 years since John Grisham's 'The Firm' made him an airport kiosk staple, and now, 'lo these couple of decades later, his legal thriller seems poised to finally make it to the small screen.

Deadline is reporting that a series based on a spec script by writer Lukas Reiter ('Emerald City') has been pitched to NBC and Fox as well as to a number of cable networks, including FX, A&E and TNT.

Reiter, who will exec produce the series with Grisham, attempted to get the series going at CBS a couple of years ago but never even got it to the pilot phase.

Surprisingly, only two of Grisham's 17 hugely popular bestsellers -- 'The Client,' which ran for one season on CBS and 'The Street Lawyer,' which did a stint on ABC -- have made it to TV, while 7 have become motion pictures, with 3 more currently in varying stages of development.

Grisham's first book for the younger set, 'Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer,' is slated to hit shelves on May 25, and a new novel, 'The Confession,' is due out in late October.

Of course, 1993's movie version of 'The Firm,' starred Tom Cruise, who we're betting will have nothing whatsoever to do with the TV show should it get picked up. Then again, his bride, Katie Holmes, was recently cast as Jackie Kennedy, so, clearly anything is possible in La-La Land.

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andy

Cool, I'd like to be in it.

May 13 2010 at 11:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
meanvee

The Firm was one of my favorite suspense movies, can't wait till it comes to tv as a series.

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May 13 2010 at 11:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Wendy

Darn, when they said "popular book" I was hoping it was Marley and Me. That would make a good tv series.

May 13 2010 at 11:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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