“Forgotten Hollywood”- Battle of the Mockingbirds…

Posted on April 18, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`The creators of the Broadway production of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird has filed a counter suit against the executor of the late author’s estate, which is challenging screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s adapted work. Scott Rudin’s production company, Rudinplay, filed a lawsuit in Manhattan, asking for $10 million from Lee’s estate for threatening to close the production scheduled to open in December, and other unspecified damages.

“`Lee’s estate filed a federal lawsuit in March in Alabama, stating that Sorkin’s script wrongly alters Atticus Finch from Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Rudin is arguing that the estate has made it difficult to secure money needed to finance the pending production.


“`Rudin has insisted the play is faithful to the novel, and he seeks to have the Alabama lawsuit dismissed. Ironically, the heroic depiction of Atticus was first amended in the public eye by the controversial decision to publish Go Set a Watchman, the prequel to the iconic book that was actually released in 2015. Actor Jeff Daniels is set to play Finch in the stage version.

“`Opening night on Broadway hangs in the balance. It remains to be seen if the demise of the latest version will happen. An effort To Kill a Mockingbird… You cannot make this stuff up!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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