An issue with "To Kill A Mockingbird"

Source: 24/7 News

(Undated)  --  Harper Lee's estate is suing the producers of a highly-anticipated Broadway adaptation of "To Kill a Mockingbird."  

The suit the late author's attorney filed earlier this week accuses Aaron Sorkin's script of substantially altering the spirit of the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1960 novel.  

A clause in the contract authorizing the adaptation requires the play not to alter any of the story's characters.  

The suit argues the script alters several characters, including the central figures, attorney Atticus Finch and Tom Robinson, the black man Finch defends against an unjust rape charge in 1930s Alabama.  

Producer Scott Rudin told the "New York Times" he won't present a play that feels like it was written in the year the book was written in terms of its racial politics. 

 Rudin said it wouldn't be of interest because the world has changed since 1960. 

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