Lionsgate today announced that it has acquired U.S. distribution rights from Lakeshore Entertainment and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment to the upcoming legal thriller THE LINCOLN LAWYER, based on the best-selling Michael Connelly novel of the same name. Lakeshore Entertainment is handling international distribution. Matthew McConaughey and Marisa Tomei star. Brad Furman will direct from the adapted screenplay by John Romano. Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi, and SKE’s Sidney Kimmel will produce in association with Scott Steindorff / Stone Village Productions. Production is slated to begin in Los Angeles in July.