Grisham’s “A Time to Kill” heads for Broadway

John Grisham "A Time to Kill" on Broadway

A stage adaptation of John Grisham’s first novel, “A Time to Kill,” will have its world premiere in 2011 in Washington in what is being billed as a “pre-Broadway” production. Arena Stage’s artistic director Molly Smith said on March 11 that the play will run May 6, 2011, through June 19, 2011. “A Time to Kill” concerns the murder trial of a father who takes the law into his own hands after his daughter is raped.

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John Grisham remembers Barry Hannah

John Grisham remembers Barry Hannah

When Barry Hannah died of a heart attack on the March 1, he left behind a literary legacy that included eight novels and four short story collections. For John Grisham, the first book-signing he ever attended was in 1988, for Hannah’s Hey Jack! Grisham recalls, “I discovered him through Airships, in law school, back when I wasn’t thinking about being a writer.”

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John Grisham to speak at MSU's First Pitch Banquet

A trio of former Mississippi State University baseball players that currently serve as professional baseball scouts will share the podium as guest speakers at the 13th annual “First Pitch/Meet the Team” baseball celebration Thursday, February 18 on the MSU campus. This year’s program lineup joins an impressive array of featured speakers, including best-selling author and MSU alumnus John Grisham.

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John Grisham to speak at UNC graduation

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has chosen John Grisham to speak at its 2010 spring Commencement on May 9, university officials announced. “John is an engaging speaker who will have a profound message for our graduates and their families,” UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp said. The program will begin at 9:30 a.m. in UNC’s Kenan Stadium.

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Paramount acquired movie rights to The Associate, Shia LeBeouf to play the title role

Paramount Pictures has picked up Shia LaBeouf to play the title role in their adaptation of John Grisham’s upcoming legal thriller “The Associate,” which the studio has just acquired rights to. LaBeouf will play a student who’s about to graduate from Yale Law School when he’s manipulated into accepting a job at a prestige law firm and given privileged information about a multi-billion dollar lawsuit.

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