On Stage: To Kill a Mockingbird

Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) "will reunite with Aaron Sorkin as he headlines the writer's stage adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird," Playbill reported. Directed by Bartlett Sher, the production is a collaboration between producer Scott Rudin and Lincoln Center Theater. It will begin performances November 1 at a theatre yet to be announced, with opening night set for December 13.

Daniels, in the role of Atticus Finch, joins a cast that includes Celia Keenan-Bolger as Scout, Will Pullen as Jem, and Gideon Glick as Dill. Playbill noted that "the casting of the three--each notably older than their respective characters--indicates Sorkin's previously reported intentions to present the drama as a memory play."

Also in the cast are Stephen McKinley Henderson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Stark Sands, Dakin Matthews, Frederick Weller, Erin Wilhelmi, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Phyllis Somerville and Liv Rooth. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

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