REESE WITHERSPOON TO PERFORM NEW HARPER LEE TITLE
Actress Reese Witherspoon will narrate the audio version of the year’s hottest book, Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. The unabridged audio version will be released simultaneously with the book on July 14. Witherspoon is set to hit the recording studio this month.
Lee’s new novel, written in the 1950s but recently rediscovered, is a sequel to her classic To Kill a Mockingbird.
“As a Southerner, it is an honor and privilege to give voice to the Southern characters who inspired my childhood love of reading, Scout and Atticus Finch,” Witherspoon said. “I am eager for readers to be transported to a pivotal time in American history in the manner that only Harper Lee’s gorgeous prose can deliver.”
Witherspoon, 39, who was born in New Orleans, is a book lover who has brought some of her favorite recent titles to the big screen. She starred in and was a producer on Wild and a producer of Gone Girl. Along with Nicole Kidman, Witherspoon has optioned Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies, in development for TV.
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