Jeff Daniels has been cast to play Atticus Finch in Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird.
Daniels has large shoes to fill as many still think of Atticus Finch mainly as Gregory Peck’s iconic performance in the 1962 movie. However, it looks as if a lot of the casting for this play will be non-traditional as all of the children will be played by adults.
Scout is set to be played by 40-year-old Celia Keenan-Bolger and Jem will be played by 27-year-old Will Pullen and Dill will be played by 29-year-old Gideon Glick. Casting for all of the characters have been announced except for the pivotal Boo Radley.
To Kill a Mockingbird is set to begin previews on November 1 in New York City with an official open on December 13.