Scott Rudin Set to Produce TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Documentary for HBO
Scott Rudin announced that he is producing a two-hour documentary feature based on the book of his hit Broadway play To Kill a Mockingbird for HBO, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film, currently titled All Rise: Echoes of "To Kill a Mockingbird, will be a wide-ranging examination of the novel and its impact, touching on the controversial 2015 publication of Lee's Go Set a Watchman, the 1962 Robert Mulligan movie written by Horton Foote, the play and historian Joseph Crespino's book Atticus Finch: The Biography.
The film is set to be released on HBO in the fall.
Based on an event that occurred in Alabama in the 1930s, Harper Lee's enduring story of racial injustice and the destruction of childhood innocence centers on one of the most beloved and admired characters in American literature, the small-town lawyer Atticus Finch.
To Kill A Mockingbird began previews on Thursday, November 1 and opened on December 13 at the Shubert Theatre (225 West 44 Street).
Jeff Daniels heads the cast which includes Celia Keenan-Bolger, Will Pullen, Gideon Glick, Frederick Weller, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Stark Sands, Dakin Matthews, Erin Wilhelmi, Phyllis Somerville, Liv Rooth, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Danny Wolohan, and Neal Huff.
To Kill A Mockingbird has a scenic design by Miriam Buether, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Jennifer Tipton, sound design by Scott Lehrer, casting by Daniel Swee, and is produced by Scott Rudin, Barry Diller, and Lincoln Center Theater.
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