Matthew McConaughey Eyes HBO Return After ‘True Detective’ with ‘A Time to Kill’ Sequel Series

Matthew McConaughey is attached to star in a series for HBO based on “A Time for Mercy,” John Grisham’s follow-up to “A Time to Kill” (via Variety).

The 1996 film version of “A Time to Kill” starred the young McConaughey as attorney Jake Brigance, the main character in the Grisham trilogy that includes bestsellers “A Time to Kill” (1989), “Sycamore Row” (2013), and the most recent “A Time for Mercy” (2020).

Directed by Joel Shumacher from a screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, “A Time to Kill” was a career shift for McConaughey, who starred in his first leading dramatic role opposite Sandra Bullock and Samuel L.

Jackson.The film follows Brigance (McConaughey) as he defends a Black man (Jackson) accused of murdering two white men who raped his 10-year-old daughter.

In sequel “A Time for Mercy,” Brigance is forced to defend the boy who murdered his mother’s boyfriend, a deputy sheriff, because the

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