Aaron Sorkin interviewed about adapting To Kill A Mockingbird for stage

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As Aaron Sorkin began writing his theatrical adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” he started to have misgivings about the portrayal of certain characters. While much cherished, the book has a racial dynamic that Sorkin felt he had to update for a 2018 audience. The result was a lawsuit from Harper Lee’s literary executor. Plus, Senator Amy Klobuchar on how to win as a Democrat in the age of Trump; and a wave machine creating a perfect, addictive wave will change the future of the old sport of surfing.


Andrew Sorkin is my favorite screenplay writer. You choose the format TV or film and find me a better writer writing today. Think of your favorite films and television programs and tell me that at least one of Andrew sorkin’s screenplays is not on your list. From West wing to Molly’s game to network notice the dialogue.