A Broadway version of John Grisham's novel, A Time to Kill
, is in the works
. The book was adapted for the stage by Tony Award winner Rupert Holmes. The play will premiere on May 6, 2011 at the Washington based Arena Stage
and will run through June 19 before moving to Broadway. Here is a description of the play from the Arena Stage.
John Grisham's stunning first novel comes to the stage in this world premiere adaptation by Tony Award winner Rupert Holmes. After an unspeakable crime is committed against his daughter, Carl Lee Hailey takes the law into his own hands. Now on trial for murder, Carl Lee's only hope lies with two young, idealistic lawyers who are outmatched by a formidable district attorney and under attack from both sides of a racially divided city. A Time to Kill asks audiences to consider the true meaning of justice.
You can read more about the upcoming play here