The Broadway production "To Kill a Mockingbird" is losing one acclaimed actor but gaining another.
Ed Harris is set to take over the role of Atticus Finch after Jeff Daniels ends his run this fall, The New York Times reports. Daniels' year stint will end on Nov. 3, and Harris will step in starting on Nov. 5. Although producers haven't announced Harris's casting, The Times notes that there are already ads promoting it.
"To Kill a Mockingbird" opened at Broadway's Shubert Theatre on Dec. 13. The play is based on the classic novel of the same name by Harper Lee and was adapted by Aaron Sorkin. It centers on the Finch family and explores racism in a small Southern town. Daniels's work as Atticus garnered a Tony nomination.
Harris will soon get his shot at playing the fabled lawyer. He is also a past Tony nominee, earning a nod in the '80s for his performance in the play "Precious Sons." More recently, he's been busy on the small screen as a star of the HBO series "Westworld." Harris will also appear in the upcoming films "The Last Full Measure" and "Top Gun: Maverick."
Daniels is leaving the role of Atticus in good hands.
[via: New York Times]