Jeff Daniels to lead Aaron Sorkin’s Broadway adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mocking Bird is coming to Broadway.

Helming the great American novel’s adaptation to the stage is Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. This will mark the 1960 novel, turned film, turned play, Broadway debut.

Producers for the project now announced that the cast of the play opening this fall, includes two-time Tony-nominated actor, Jeff Daniels. Last seen on Broadway in 2016, Daniels will portray Atticus Finch, the heroic attorney and father figure. Cast as Finch’s children are Celia Keenan-Bolger who will portray Atticus’s fearlessly curious daughter, Scout, and Will Pullen as her protective older brother, Jem. Additional casting includes Gideon Glick (as Dill), LaTanya Richardson Jackson (as Calpurnia), Dakin Matthews (as Judge Taylor), Stark Sands (as Horace Gilmer), Frederick Weller (as Bob Ewell), Erin Wilhelmi (as Mayella Ewell), Gbenga Akinnagbe (as Tom Robinson), Stephen McKinley Henderson, Phyllis Somerville, and Liv Rooth.

Directing the play is Tony winner Bartlett Sher, and the production’s designers include Miriam Buether (scenic), Ann Roth (costume), Jennifer Tipton (lighting), Scott Lehrer (sound), with an original score by composer Adam Guettel.

Previews of To Kill a Mockingbird begin November 1. The play opens on December 13.