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Mary McDonagh Murphy to Release Harper Lee Documentary

Filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy has created a new documentary about celebrated author Harper Lee entitled Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird.

According to Shelf Awareness, the film will feature interviews with Anna Quindlen, Tom Brokaw, James McBride, James Patterson, Wally Lamb, and Oprah Winfrey. Some of those celebrities can be seen in the trailer embedded above.

Initially, the film will have a limited release in New York City and Los Angeles starting May 13th with a nationwide release to follow. Last year, Murphy published Scout, Atticus, and Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird for the book’s 50th anniversary.

Recently, Lee has incited a controversy with Marja Mills, the author of the forthcoming title The Mockingbird Next Door: Life With Harper Lee. According to The New York Times, Mills and her publisher say they had the full cooperation of both Harper Lee and her sister Alice. Lee has stated that she has not been involved, does not intend to get involved, and has not authorized Mills’ book.

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