Newswire: Aaron Sorkin is adapting To Kill A Mockingbird for the stage

Taking a break from his routine of writing screenplays about rich men creating things, Variety reports that Aaron Sorkin is penning a stage adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird. The adaptation is slated to debut on Broadway next season under the direction of Tony winner Bartlett Sher, with Scott Rudin producing.

The project could prove a natural fit for Sorkin, combining the idealism of The West Wing and The American President with the legal procedural structure he used in A Few Good Men (which was originally a play) and his Oscar-winning script for The Social Network. While this isn’t the first time he’s adapted another author, it does appear to be the first time he’s adapted a novel, as opposed to the nonfiction works that led to Steve Jobs, Charlie Wilson’s War and Moneyball. One of the bigger questions about the project is whether Mockingbird will …

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