We all know that there are allot of cases when car companies pay stars and movie producers millions of dollars for just a few shorts seconds of prime-time viewership of the chance to appear in a major Hollywood film. – see Transporters , Hitman …
However, according to InsideLine, the automaker said on Tuesday that it had nothing to do with The Lincoln Lawyer, a movie about a Los Angeles attorney who does business from the back of his old Town Car.
“Lincoln was not involved in the movie, but we welcome any opportunity for Lincoln products to be shed in a positive light, regardless of the occasion,” said Christian Bokich, Lincoln spokesman, in response to an e-mailed query from Inside Line on Tuesday.
The movie debuts on Friday.
McConaughey plays Mickey Haller, a shady L.A. attorney who operates out of the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car. That’s where he spends most of his time defending petty crooks living on the streets.
“Mick’s a bottom feeder,” said McConaughey.
As about the car, in 2006, Ford considered ending production of Lincoln’s largest model after the planned closing of the Wixom Assembly Plant in Wixom, Michigan, in 2007. Ford ultimately decided to keep the model and move assembly to the St. Thomas Assembly Plant in Ontario, Canada, where the Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis, which also use the Ford Panther platform, were assembled.