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Mark Wahlberg Could Rejuvenate John Grisham Movies With 'The Partner'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • April 11, 2012 8:05 AM
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Fact: after the 1990s seemingly burned through his entire catalogue, the last big screen adaptation of a John Grisham novel was not 2003's "Runaway Jury" but 2004's "Christmas With the Kranks." Now Grisham's 1997 novel "The Partner" could be the next to make it to the big screen, with Mark Wahlberg circling the project to potentially star in and produce for New Regency.

'The Blind Side' Director John Lee Hancock To Direct John Grisham's 'The Partner'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 27, 2012 7:04 PM
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There was a time (the early '90s) when adapting a John Grisham novel for the big screen was essentially like printing money. The run of "The Firm," "The Pelican Brief," "The Client" and "A Time To Kill" arguably marked the high point of those years, while nowadays, NBC is struggling to get anyone to care about their TV take on that Tom Cruise movie. But New Regency, whose honcho Arnon Milchan was behind 'Kill,' 'Client' and "Runaway Jury," is going to give it another go with "The Partner."

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