Top Stories

Jeff Daniels in Broadway's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' - First Look Pics!

Jeff Daniels in Broadway's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' - First Look Pics!

Jeff Daniels is bringing the classic role of Atticus Finch to life on stage in the new Broadway play To Kill a Mockingbird, based on the beloved novel by Harper Lee.

Aaron Sorkin adapted the book for the stage and the play has its official opening night on Broadway this week.

Jeff recently told Deadline that Aaron offered him the role while watching a screening of the movie Jobs two years ago. But, he had never read the book!

“Of course I wanted it. But I said to him, ‘so I should read the book? If you make me read the book then you’re committed, Aaron.’ He said, ‘Yes, Jeff, read the book,’” he said.

On not reading the book, he said, “It wasn’t on our high school curriculum and I had just never gotten around to reading it. We had ‘Lord of the Flies,’ we had read that.”

Just Jared on Facebook
jeff daniels to kill a mockingbird 01
jeff daniels to kill a mockingbird 02
jeff daniels to kill a mockingbird 03
jeff daniels to kill a mockingbird 04

Photos: Julieta Cervantes
Posted to: Broadway, Jeff Daniels

JJ Links Around The Web

Photo of Private: JJ Links Around The Web
Getty Images
  • Meghan Trainor can't wait for her son to start doing this - Just Jared Jr
  • Watch the trailer for Muppets Haunted Mansion - Just Jared Jr
  • Check out all of Shawn Mendes' 2022 tour dates - Just Jared Jr
  • Netflix has released the first look photos of Emily in Paris season 2 - Just Jared Jr