AceShowbiz - Actor Ed Harris is reportedly preparing to return to the Broadway stage for the first time in 23 years to take over the lead role in "To Kill a Mockingbird".
Jeff Daniels has been portraying lawyer Atticus Finch in Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Harper Lee's acclaimed novel since the record-breaking production opened in late 2018, but he will be stepping down from his Tony Award-nominated role on 3 November after a year onstage.
Producers have since tapped "Apollo 13" star Harris to take over on 5 November, according to The New York Times.
An official announcement is expected to be made this weekend, June 15-16.
It will mark the 68 year old's first gig on the "Great White Way" since 1996, when he featured in a production of Taking Sides.
Harris also scored a Tony nomination for his work in 1986's Precious Sons, and has continued to work in theatre over the years, mostly Off-Broadway, although he did make his "West End" debut in London play "Buried Child" in 2016.