Variety reports that Tommy Lee Jones is not going to be a part of The Lincoln Lawyer.

Jones was going to direct and co-star with Matthew McConaughey in this film for Lakeshore Entertainment. It is based on a novel by Michael Connelly. Jones exited the project over differences on the script.

The script was written by John Romano. Lakeshore's plan now is to secure another director with the hope of beginning production next spring.