Who Should Play Atticus Finch?

To Kill a Mockingbird,” adapted by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Bartlett Sher, has just been announced for Broadway. Who should play Atticus, portrayed by Gregory Peck in the movie. The candidates: 1) Tom Hanks: recently named the most-trusted man in America, he has, in popular terms, the inside track, and the cost of seeing him would make “Hamilton” tickets seem cheap; 2) Jeff Daniels: a stage veteran, he starred in Sorkin’s “The Newsroom” and knows his way around a stage; 3) Liam Neeson: at 63, he may be too old for the role, but he could make a triumphant return to Broadway; or 4) Tom Cruise: his best movie role, in “A Few Good Men,” was written by Sorkin, and he played a righteous courtroom attorney, but he lacks stage vocal technique though he’s a hard worker so would certainly train to get himself up to speed. My choice? Cruise!

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