Matthew McConaughey is ready to step away from the beach and into the courtroom for his latest film, The Lincoln Lawyer. Unlike in his previous legal feature A Time to Kill, this character is a bit unconventional. He’s more of a hustler than an attorney, and even though his methods aren’t totally ethical he gets the job done. Check out the trailer…


Mickey Haller (McConaughey) is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln sedan.  Haller has spent most of his career defending garden-variety criminals, until he lands the case of his career: defending Louis Roulet (Ryan Phillippe), a Beverly Hills playboy accused of rape and attempted murder.  But the seemingly straightforward case suddenly develops into a deadly game of survival for Haller.

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So many questions arise after watching this trailer. Let’s go through our concerns shall we? Why is the music so loud? More importantly, why is it used in this trailer at all? It doesn’t seem to fit with the film. They’re trying to make it appear more action oriented than it probably is.

Next, why is Michael Pena in everything? That guy has got to have the hardest working agent in Hollywood next to Liam Neeson’s. And last but not least, how are we supposed to watch a movie with both Josh Lucas and Matthew McConaughey without getting them confused? Don’t they look just alike? If they don’t play brothers in this film we’re going to be highly upset.

The Lincoln Lawyer hits theaters on March 18, 2011.

What do you think of the trailer for The Lincoln Lawyer?