Behind the Curtain: July's Newspaper Movie of the Month

Posted7/9/2021 2:00 PM

'The Pelican Brief'

A young Denzel Washington stars as reporter Gray Grantham of the Washington Herald working with law student Darby Shaw, played by a young Julia Roberts, to ferret out political corruption and assassination in this 1993 screen version of the John Grisham novel. John Lithgow plays Washington's editor. The movie also is a chance to see Stanley Tucci as a bad guy before he started tasting cuisine throughout Italy. It's available on Blu-ray, DVD and most streaming services.

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