Keith Staskiewicz
March 17, 2011 AT 12:00 PM EDT

The Lincoln Lawyer, the movie adaptation of Michael Connelly’s bestselling courtroom thriller starring Matthew McConaughey as defense attorney Mickey Haller, hits theaters tomorrow. In anticipation of that, we’ve got an exclusive video of McConaughey and Connelly discussing the material and what drew the Shirtless Wonder to the character of a street-wise lawyer—at the defense table used in the film, no less. Check it out:

Connelly’s latest Haller book, The Fifth Witness, releases April 5.

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