June 08, 2011 at 10:53 PM EDT

NBC made it official today by announcing that Josh Lucas will star as Mitchell McDeere in its reboot of The Firm. Lucas (A Beautiful Mind) will take over the role originated by Tom Cruise in the film.

The series will pick up McDeere’s story about a decade after the events of the 1991 novel by John Grisham and film.

Grishman is on board as a non-writing executive producer, with former Law & Order producer Lukas Reiter as showrunner and eOne Television as the primary production company, which is also selling the show internationally.

The drama was picked up for NBC’s midseason lineup.

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