It looks like Matthew McConaughey is confronted in "The Lincoln Lawyer" by the old "greasy lawyer meets a human too despicable for even him to defend" conundrum. What to do?
Based on crime writer Michael Connelly's novel of the same name, the film stars McConaughey as Mickey Haller, a morally ambiguous barrister driven around Los Angeles in a Lincoln Town Car by a former client working of his legal fees.
As luck would have it, he lands for a client the wealthy real estate developer Louis Ross Roulet (Ryan Phillippe), who's been accused of attacking a beautiful young woman. Did he or didn't he? If you're McConaughey, who cares? You're dating Marisa Tomei in this movie, and I think it's pretty obvious what the answer is.
"The Lincoln Lawyer" opens March 18, 2011.