Marisa Tomei is in negotiations to join the drama The Lincoln Lawyer, playing Matthew McConaughey's ex-wife, prosecuting attorney Maggie McPherson, according to Production Weekly.

The legal thriller centers on low-level criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller who finds himself representing a wealthy client with ties to a previous murder case Haller handled.

The project is based on a Michael Connolly best-seller that was published in 2005 by Little, Brown.

No production date has been set.