Harper Lee’s classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird is finally getting a Broadway adaptation, courtesy of Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning 1960 book about racial tension in the Deep South remains a go-to for school teachers and has already enjoyed huge success on the big screen.
Now, after 55 years, producer Scott Rudin has won the stage adaption rights and hired screenwriter and regular collaborator Sorkin to pen the script.
Sorkin and Rudin have worked together successfully on the likes of The Social Network,Steve Jobs and Moneyball and are fully aware of the pressure to do To Kill a Mockingbirdjustice.
“To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most revered pieces of 20th century American literature,” he told the New York Times.