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'A Time to Kill' Will Be the First Grisham Book to Hit the Stage

More than twenty years after its publication and ten years after it was remade as a movie, A Time to Kill will become the first of John Grisham’s books to be adapted for the stage when it opens in Washington, D.C. next May. But don’t expect to see some Matthew McConaughey stand-in screaming after his dog Max while the KKK torches his house behind him, or for the play to end with Carl Lee’s black kid playing with Jake’s white kid at a potluck. They’re going to do it by the book. [NYT]

Photo: Patrick McMullan