Sebastian Arcelus to star in B'way 'Time to Kill'

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By MARK KENNEDY, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Sebastian Arcelus, Fred Dalton Thompson and John Douglas Thompson will star in the stage adaptation of John Grisham's "A Time to Kill" on Broadway.

This is the first theatrical adaptation of a Grisham novel after a series of hit movies made from his legal thrillers, including "The Pelican Brief," ''The Firm" and others. An earlier version was staged at Washington's Arena Stage in 2011.

"A Time to Kill" was Grisham's first novel and it was made into a 1996 movie starring Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock and Samuel L. Jackson. It's a courtroom thriller set in Mississippi that centers on a white lawyer defending a black father who has killed the man who raped his young daughter.

Performances will begin Sept. 28 at the John Golden Theatre.

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