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To Kill a Mockingbird Is Coming to Broadway - and People Have Feelings

47 minutes ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

One of the most iconic Great American Novels is finally coming to the stage. Producer Scott Rudin acquired the rights to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, and hired Aaron Sorkin to adapt the novel and write the script (the two have previously collaborated on Moneyball, Steve Jobs and The Social Network.) "To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most revered pieces of 20th century American literature," Sorkin told the New York Times. "It lives a little bit differently in everybody's imagination in the way a great novel ought to, and then along I come. I'm not the equal of Harper Lee. »

- Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

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To Kill a Mockingbird Is Coming to Broadway - and People Have Feelings

47 minutes ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

One of the most iconic Great American Novels is finally coming to the stage. Producer Scott Rudin acquired the rights to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, and hired Aaron Sorkin to adapt the novel and write the script (the two have previously collaborated on Moneyball, Steve Jobs and The Social Network.) "To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most revered pieces of 20th century American literature," Sorkin told the New York Times. "It lives a little bit differently in everybody's imagination in the way a great novel ought to, and then along I come. I'm not the equal of Harper Lee. »

- Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

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Sorkin, Rudin Team For "Mockingbird" Play

2 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin will re-team with his "The Social Network" and "Steve Jobs" producer Scott Rudin for a new stage play production of Harper Lee's iconic 1960 novel "To Kill a Mockingbird".

This new version, penned by Sorkin and produced by Rudin, plans to launch during the 2017-18 Broadway season with Tony winner Bartlett Sher set to direct.

Rudin has been a longtime theater producer and is behind productions of recent years such as "A Raisin in the Sun," "The Book of Mormon" and "This Is Our Youth". Sorkin's early career was as a playwright with one of his earliest works, "A Few Good Men," turned into the Oscar-winning film of the same name.

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- Garth Franklin

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Scott Rudin & Aaron Sorkin Will Bring ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ To Broadway

3 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Producer Scott Rudin this morning announced plans to bring Harper Lee's 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill A Mockingbird to Broadway during the 2017-2018 season. Aaron Sorkin, who scripted Rudin’s The Social Network and Steve Jobs films, is adapting the novel. The play will be staged by Bartlett Sher, director of this season’s acclaimed revival of Fiddler On The Roof. No other details were announced. Mockingbird has had previous stage incarnations, though none at… »

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Aaron Sorkin Adapting To Kill a Mockingbird for Broadway, Which Is Really Quite Something

4 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Aaron Sorkin is returning to Broadway with a stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird, producer Scott Rudin announced on Wednesday. The production will be directed by The King and I's Bartlett Sher, with no word on a premiere date or location. Harper Lee's novel was previously adapted for the stage by Christopher Segel, in productions in New Jersey and London, but the West Wing creator's version will be Mockingbird's Broadway debut. Sorkin is a perfect match for the iconic novel, which is, of course, the story of an older man explaining liberal values to a young woman. »

- Nate Jones

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Aaron Sorkin to Adapt Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ for Broadway

4 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Aaron Sorkin is set to adapt Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird” for Broadway — the first time the often put-on play has made its way to the biggest stage. Scott Rudin, who acquired the rights, will produce the New York City show. Barlett Sher, who won a Tony Award for his revival of the musical “South Pacific,” is set to direct it. “Mockingbird’s” Broadway debut is expected to come in time for the 2017-2018 season. Also Read: Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman' Sells 1.1 Million Copies in First Week “To Kill A Mockingbird” tells the tale of Atticus Finch, »

- Tony Maglio

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Aaron Sorkin to Bring 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to the Stage (Exclusive)

7 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A version of this story first appeared in the Feb. 19 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. Aaron Sorkin and Scott Rudin are teaming up to bring Harper Lee's iconic novel To Kill a Mockingbird to the stage. The new theatrical production written by Sorkin and produced by Rudin is being prepped for the 2017-18 Broadway season, with Tony winner Bartlett Sher set to direct. This is not the first collaboration between the Oscar-winning screenwriter and the megaproducer. Sorkin and Rudin previously collaborated on 2010's The Social Network and last

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- Mia Galuppo

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Oscar Favorites Elbowed Aside for Rookie Writers in 2016 Race

17 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Oscars’ current problems are a lot like baseball’s, back in the day. The game is too white, too macho and a little too overloaded with grizzled veterans for many fans’ comfort.

But encouraging signs can be spotted over in the writers’ division, where nine of this year’s 10 screenplay contenders were penned, in whole or in part, by first-time nominees.

Only Nick Hornby of “Brooklyn”; Ethan and Joel Coen of “Bridge of Spies”; Tom McCarthy of “Spotlight”; and Pete Docter of “Inside Out” have previously been named Oscar all-stars. Their writing partners and others, a remarkable 15 in all, are being called up to the Big Show for the first time. And that includes four women, the largest such number since 2007.

Maybe no one broke the color bar this year, but when it comes to new voices being heard, it’s truly the Year of the Rookie.

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- Bob Verini

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14 (Fictional) Film and TV Presidents

9 February 2016 10:00 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The 2016 presidential race may have some real-life characters of its own, but some of our favorite politicians have been created by actors. Before you gear up to elect the 45th president of the United States (and celebrate Presidents Day on Feb. 15), remember these 14 great— and not-so-great—film and TV presidents. President Josiah Edward Bartlet (Martin Sheen, “The West Wing”)Leave it to Aaron Sorkin to create one of television’s greatest presidents. A main focus of long-running series “The West Wing,” Josiah “Jed” Bartlet was portrayed by Sheen with a stately blend of honesty, humor, intelligence, and strength. This Democratic president served two terms (with a brief break due to the kidnapping of a relative), and faced many political, personal, and physical battles with the help of his staff. President James Marshall (Harrison Ford, “Air Force One”)Shortly after working with Russian Special Forces to capture and detain a high-powered terrorist, »

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The X-Files S10 E01: My Struggle Review

8 February 2016 1:55 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Review of The X-Files S10, E1 by Dan Bullock.

To say it has been a while since we last saw Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) is an underestimation and while other parts of the world have already begun the 6-part series, tonight saw Channel 5 take up the cult classic pair and aired it to the UK for the first time. The X-Files team have decided to kick off this new season as a stand-alone, if the opening introduction montage is anything to go by, and this first episode is somewhat a mixed bag with its objectives but the end result is a lot of love entwined with a whole new story and refreshed plans for the narrative we’re going to see.

Creator and showrunner Chris Carter writes/directs our return to the conspiracy-detective-basement world and although it occasionally feels like they want everything into this opener, he »

- Dan Bullock

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2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Adapted Screenplay

5 February 2016 6:18 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Indiewire Awards Season Spotlight  Much more competitive than the original screenplay category, the adapted race increasingly seems to be up in the air now. Aaron Sorkin won the Golden Globe, but he's not even nominated, which makes the race even more exciting. For now, this seems like close race between "The Big Short" and "The Martian," both of which have earned vast acclaim for their scripts. Below is Anne Thompson's take on how things might shake down in the race for best adapted screenplay. Check out Thompson on Hollywood's Oscar predictions page for more awards season analysis. Click here for more category breakdowns on Indiewire. Nominees:Emma Donoghue ("Room")Drew Goddard ("The Martian")Nick Hornby ("Brooklyn")Adam McKay and Charles Randolph ("The Big Short") Phyllis Nagy ("Carol") Predicted Winner: "The Big Short" Potential Spoiler: "The »

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Watch: Here's Martin Scorsese's Best Robert De Niro Impersonation (Sort Of)

4 February 2016 10:41 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Martin Scorsese and Aaron Sorkin Both Moving Forward With New Projects While out to promote the upcoming HBO drama "Vinyl," Martin Scorsese stopped by "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" to discuss his two favorite things in the world: movies and Robert De Niro. Scorsese and De Niro are one of the most famous actor/director collaborations of all time, and while the two haven't worked together since 1995's "Casino," that doesn't mean that Scorsese has forgotten any of the actor's famous tics and mannerisms. Watch him try them out for Fallon in the clip above, then, below, see Scorsese's lifetime of film knowledge put to the ultimate test with a round of "Five Second Summaries." Read More: 9 Iconic Martin Scorsese Characters »

- Mike Lown

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Contest: Win Steve Jobs Blu-Ray

2 February 2016 10:39 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though it didn’t get quite as much awards attention as it perhaps deserved, Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs was still one of the very best films of 2015. Featuring a tour de force performance from Michael Fassbender and some brilliant writing from Aaron Sorkin, it presented an exciting and insightful look into the life of its titular icon.

To celebrate the film’s upcoming release on Blu-ray on February 16th, we’re going to give away one copy to a lucky reader. To enter for a chance to win, simply subscribe to our brand new push notification system here (please note that it is only available in Google Chrome at the moment).

Doing so will allow you to receive real-time updates on breaking news from We Got This Covered. Additionally, the winner will also be announced via push notification. Once you’ve subscribed, send an email to info@wegotthiscovered.com »

- Josh Wilding

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Netflix Renews 'House of Cards' for a Fifth Season, Without Creator and Showrunner Beau Willimon

29 January 2016 10:33 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Netflix and producers Media Rights Capital have renewed the streaming giant's breakthrough original series for a fifth season (the fourth debuts March 4), but the show must go on without creator and showrunner Beau Willimon. The question now is whether the popular political melodrama, starring Kevin Spacey as conniving politician Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his icy, ambitious wife, Claire, can sustain critics' and viewers' interest without him. Read More: "Now and Then: The Soul of Netflix's New Series? The BBC's 'House of Cards'"  The most obvious precedent for an acclaimed series tanking after the departure of its leading creative force is "The West Wing," which lost both writer/creator Aaron Sorkin and director Thomas Schlamme after its fourth season. The strain of producing 22 episodes of broadcast drama year after year had already become apparent by the time Sorkin and Schlamme left in the spring of 2003, with a dreadful cliffhanger. »

- Matt Brennan

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Netflix Renews 'House of Cards' for a Fifth Season, Without Creator and Showrunner Beau Willimon

29 January 2016 10:33 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Netflix and producers Media Rights Capital have renewed the streaming giant's breakthrough original series for a fifth season (the fourth debuts March 4), but the show must go on without creator and showrunner Beau Willimon. The question now is whether the popular political melodrama, starring Kevin Spacey as conniving politician Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his icy, ambitious wife, Claire, can sustain critics' and viewers' interest without him. Read More: "Now and Then: The Soul of Netflix's New Series? The BBC's 'House of Cards'"  The most obvious precedent for an acclaimed series tanking after the departure of its leading creative force is "The West Wing," which lost both writer/creator Aaron Sorkin and director Thomas Schlamme after its fourth season. The strain of producing 22 episodes of broadcast drama year after year had already become apparent by the time Sorkin and Schlamme left in the spring of 2003, with a dreadful cliffhanger. »

- Matt Brennan

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Spotlight review

28 January 2016 10:50 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Superb performances are at the heart of one of the Oscar frontrunners, Spotlight. Here's our review...

Films sometimes have odd ways of depicting how journalism works, either overestimating the glamour or underestimating the actual effort, depending on whether the representation is positive or negative. In real life, good journalists don't make themselves the story, and so it goes in Spotlight.

You might not expect a more full and frank procedural approach from a film that's been garlanded with awards nominations for the last few months, but you might expect it of director Tom McCarthy, who previously gave us Win Win and The Station Agent. For better or worse, his latest truly has no frills, instead zeroing in on the nitty-gritty of how a major true story was reported.

The Boston Globe is a local paper through and through - most of the newsroom staff, including editors Walter »

- simonbrew

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Wrap-Ranker Oscars Poll: Who Should Win Best Supporting Actress?

26 January 2016 9:09 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

For the past few years, Best Supporting Actress has been arguably the most packed and competitive group in the Academy Awards, and this year promises to be little different. Jennifer Jason Leigh gave a great performance in “The Hateful Eight” as a criminal who is progressively beaten throughout the film, but still seems to be in ultimate control. Will she snag her first Oscar off her first nomination? Winslet, on the other hand, is on her seventh nomination for playing the best assistant in the world in “Steve Jobs.” Aaron Sorkin and Michael Fassbender may have garnered the most headlines, »

- Matt Hejl

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Best of 2015: Nathaniel's Top Fifteen

25 January 2016 10:01 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

When you devote your life to the movies, you come to cherish the movies that give back as if they're devoted, in return, to you. Yes, you, specifically. Our consumption of movies may be communal but in some ineffable way, especially when it comes to list-making, they're deeply personal; movies in conversation with your soul. At least if you're doing it right. It's painful enough to "rank" a top 15 for 2015. So I included a second tier of favorites. The 30 best of the year, according to your host, took place all over the world as we know it (Germany keeps popping up as does seemingly every place with an arid climate in an odd but starkly beautiful coincidence) to weirdly recognizable places beyond it (Why, Jakku, you look so much like Tattoine!). The unifying thread might be that however alien their perspectives and locales (inside a young girl's brain, locked in a 10 x 10 shed, »

- NATHANIEL R

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Steve Jobs Comes to Homes via Streaming & Disc in February

23 January 2016 12:30 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Universal City, California, January 21, 2015 – An intimate and revealing portrait of one of the chief architects of the digital age, Steve Jobs is coming to Digital HD on February 2, 2016, and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on February 16, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. From Oscar®-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, Moneyball) and Oscar®-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours), Steve Jobs is an up-close-and-personal look at the founder of Apple, a remarkable creative genius whose vow to put computers in the hands of ordinary people changed the world.  A “must-see, one-of-a-kind that cannot be ignored” according to Indiewire’s Anne Thompson, Steve Jobs on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD also comes with a revealing “making-of” documentary and feature commentary by the filmmakers.

Witness the founder of Apple like never before. Steve Jobs paints an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at the epicenter of the digital revolution, »

- ComicMix Staff

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'The Big Short,' 'Straight Outta Compton' Top Casting Society of America's Artios Awards

22 January 2016 11:12 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Oscar nominees "The Big Short," "Room," and "Straight Outta Compton" all notched wins at the Casting Society of America's 31st Artios Awards Thursday night, hosted by Greg Grunberg and Tituss Burgess and featuring presenters such as Sarah Paulson, Aaron Sorkin, and Julianna Marguiles.  "Transparent," "Empire," "Game of Thrones," and "Olive Kitteridge" took home the major television awards.  Read the list of film and television winners below.  Feature Film Big Budget Comedy “The Big Short,” Francine Maisler, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting) Feature Film Big Budget Drama “Straight Outta Compton,” Cindy Tolan, Victoria Thomas, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting), Beth Sepko (Location Casting), Carolyn Pickman (Location Casting), Lucinda Syson (Location Casting), Pat Moran (Location Casting), Judith Sunga (Associate) Feature Film Studio or Independent Comedy “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” Angela Demo, »

- Matt Brennan

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