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VIDEO: Aaron Sorkin Reveals He Used Breitbart Comments for Bob Ewell's Lines in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Screenwriter and playwright Aaron Sorkin was a guest on MSNBC's MORNING JOE to discuss the Broadway adaptation of 'To Kill a Mockingbird.'

During the interview, Sorkin talks about how he updated the classic novel for today, and Sorkin also revealed, "Every line of dialogue of Bob Ewell's is something from a Breitbart commenter, that I took from the Breitbart comment section."

Watch the full interview below!

Harper Lee's enduring story of racial injustice and childhood innocence has sold 45 million copies worldwide. 2020 will mark the 60th anniversary of its publication.

Set in Alabama in 1934, To Kill a Mockingbird centres on one of the most venerated characters in American literature, the small-town lawyer Atticus Finch. The cast of characters includes Atticus's daughter Scout, her brother Jem, their housekeeper and caretaker Calpurnia, their visiting friend Dill, a mysterious neighbour the reclusive Arthur "Boo" Radley, and the other indelible residents of Maycomb, Alabama.

To Kill a Mockingbird has not played to an empty seat and holds the benchmark of having become the most successful American play in Broadway history. A national tour of the United States opens at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC in August 2020.



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