But of COURSE!
In the long tradition of butchering good books, and the only slightly more recent tradition of making movies “politically correct,” and the split-second more recent tradition of pushing a political agenda, Hollywood brings us “Runaway Jury“ – the big-screen version of John Grisham’s bestselling courtroom thriller.
Of course, Grisham’s book was about a lawsuit against a tobacco company, and that was before the big settlements rolled in, so in the footsteps of Paramount’s production of Tom Clancy’s The Sum of All Fears where they replaced Arab Muslim terrorists with neo-nazis, Fox replaces the tobacco company with an assault weapon manufacturer, which (being, of course a billion-dollar business) can afford to hire high-tech thugs to fix the jury (because Jebus knows that’s the only way these evil purveyors of death could escape JUSTICE!)
This, of course, has nothing to do with the upcoming sunset of the Assault Weapons Ban.
I’ve got this bridge for sale. In Brooklyn? Drop me a line if you’re interested.