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‘We Started Marching With This Story and Doors Opened’: ‘THR Presents’ Q&a With Ethan Hawke on Adapting ‘The Good Lord Bird’

‘We Started Marching With This Story and Doors Opened’: ‘THR Presents’ Q&a With Ethan Hawke on Adapting ‘The Good Lord Bird’

When Ethan Hawke first read James McBride’s bestselling book The Good Lord Bird about the radical abolitionist John Brown, he was so taken with it that he wanted to give everyone he knew a copy for Christmas.

But then his real-life partner and producer Ryan Hawke had a better idea: Why not adapt it? “My wife said, ‘Well, shit, the real way to do that is to make a movie out of it,’” the actor recalls in Q&a with THR Presents, powered by Vision Media, about the fact-based drama. “I mean, let’s put it in their homes, damnit, and make it real easy ...

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