Tom Hanks: Falstaff Not Atticus

Everyone hoped that Tom Hanks would return to the stage this year as Atticus Finch in the Broadway production of “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Nope. Instead, he is set to make his L.A. stage debut in Henry IV, which the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles will raise the curtain on in June. Rita Wilson also will star. Hanks only has to do two dozen performances in the Shakespeare, but “Mockingbird” would have required a longer commitment. Looks like Atticus will be played by Jeff Daniels, who is close to Aaron Sorkin, who wrote the “Mockingbird” adaptation.

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