HUMANITAS Winner Aaron Sorkin to Write New Broadway Adaptation of 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
Producer Scott Rudin has announced plans to bring Harper Lee's classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD to Broadway for the 2017-2018 season. Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin will write a new stage adaptation of Lee's novel, and the production will be directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher.
Published in 1960, Harper Lee's debut novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" was an immediate and astonishing success, winning the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and publishing in ten languages within a year of its release. The book, considered one of the great classics of modern American literature, went on to become a global phenomenon, with more than 50 million copies in print to date. "To Kill a Mockingbird" has moved international readers for half a century, with editions published in over 40 languages including Persian, Dutch, Norwegian, Russian, Vietnamese, Armenian, Chinese, and Esperanto.
Aaron Sorkin's plays include A Few Good Men and The Farnsworth Invention. A winner of the Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, the Writers Guild Award, and a BAFTA Award for his screenplay for The Social Network, Sorkin's other films include Steve Jobs (Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award nomination), Moneyball (Academy Award and BAFTA Award nominations, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award), The American President (Golden Globe Award nomination), and the screen adaptation of A Few Good Men (Golden Globe Award nomination). In addition to the long-running series "The West Wing," for which he won four Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, two Humanitas Prizes, and a Writers Guild Award, he created the series "Sports Night" (Humanitas Prize, Writers Guild Award, Emmy Award nomination), "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," and "The Newsroom" (Golden Globe Award nomination).