An attorney, a pet cat, a zombie and a detective are the main characters in this Lincoln lawyer film about the rise of a young lawyer in a small Midwestern town who finds his career taking off with the help of his best friend and mentor, Lincoln.
It’s a story about growing up and the struggles of navigating adulthood, and it’s a fun, family-friendly movie, but it’s also a very good one, according to The Lincoln Lawyer’s Kevin O’Neill.
O’Neil, who is also the head of Lincoln’s Legal Affairs Department, spoke with Ars about how the film came together, the pitfalls of making a movie about a young person’s life, and the future of Lincoln and the lawyers in town.
“We did a lot of research for this movie, and we wanted to make sure we understood the characters and how they relate to each other, but we also wanted to understand what the story is,” O’Neills said.
“We wanted to have a real-world example of how these people work, and how the characters work, to get an understanding of what we were trying to achieve with this movie.”
One of the first things O’Brien did when he got the call to make the movie was get Lincoln into shape.
“It’s a big deal for the character to look like that,” he said.
That meant putting him through an intense workout program and then doing a lot more work in his gym than he normally would.
“I didn’t want to have him work out all day and then sit around and do nothing.
So I just did a ton of stuff, which was really hard for him to do.
He was always in pain.
It was like he was on a rollercoaster.”
The other thing O’Brien wanted was for Lincoln to be able to walk in a normal office and see a normal coworker every day, so he had to build up some strength in his legs and core.
“He had to do some sort of strength work,” O`Brien said.
Lincoln’s training regimen consisted of walking, jumping jacks, and jogging.
O`Brien said he was always worried about how much weight Lincoln was lifting, so they did some research on strength training machines and found one that weighed him in at just over 150 pounds.
The other thing that O’brien wanted to emphasize was Lincoln’s interest in science, and he didn’t hesitate to get the doctor involved.
“One of his first assignments was to get him a blood test for his testosterone,” O�Brien said, which showed a level of testosterone in his system that was higher than the average man.
Lincoln had a test that measured testosterone in the blood for about two weeks, and then O’Sullivan’s team used that to do a blood sample.
“At the end of that two-week period, we got a result back of testosterone levels that were three times higher than what the normal people would have,” O”Brien said of Lincoln.
“The blood test didn’t say anything about any other problem with his test.
But we knew it was a problem.
He had been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and because he had high testosterone, we figured there was something wrong.”
So what went wrong?
“We talked to the guy who had performed the test and we said, ‘Well, there’s nothing wrong with him.
He’s got no problems,'” O’Orsonsaid.
“But he wasn’t the only guy who was having problems with his testosterone.
We had a lot people come in for tests who were not showing the testosterone level that we needed to see.
They didn’t have any problem with their testosterone levels.
So we had to go back to the doctor.
It didn’t take long, but the doctor said he could tell that there was a little problem in his body.”
The doctor had Lincoln take part in a test of his prostate.
“So the test was going to be for testosterone, and what they did was they took his urine and they looked at the level of his testosterone, which is what they would normally do for a normal man,” O Brien said when asked about how they made the decision to do this test.
“They took his test, and they took a sample of his urine, and when they did that they found that his testosterone level was high.
They said he had a prostate cancer.
So that’s how we found out he had prostate cancer.”
That was a good sign, O’ O’Sinsonsaid, because the test showed that Lincoln was at an increased risk for prostate cancer later in life.
So Lincoln was put on a progestin treatment, which O’ Brien described as a very high-risk treatment, but which he believed would help Lincoln survive the disease.
O Brien explained that when a patient goes on progestins, they are given an injection that is designed to prevent tumors from growing