Based on novel by same name by John Grisham
Directed by Joel Schumacher and starring by Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) Matthew McConaughey (The Wolf of Wall Street) Kevin Spacey (Pay It Forward) and Chris Cooper (The Bourne Identity), Beth Grant (Rain Man, Homefront, No country for old men)
In the town of Clanton, southern Mississippi, a young Caucasian rape Tonya, black girl of 10 years. Most of the population is white feelings horrified by this event is displayed, until Carl Lee (Samuel L. Jackson), the young lawyers, Jake Brigance (Matthew McConaughey), a young white lawyer, and his assistant Ellen Roark (Sandra Bullock), try to make every effort to help Carl, while awaiting trial.
There’s a theatrical version directed by Ethan McSweeny