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Dreaming in Color: The Good Lord Bird

This article was created in paid partnership with Showtime In the latest installment of The Hollywood Reporter’s ‘Dreaming in Color,’ a series focused on amplifying talents of color, above and below the line, the stars and director behind Showtime’s The Good Lord Bird, Ethan Hawke, Daveed Diggs, Joshua Caleb Johnson, and Darnell Martin sat down […]

‘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 […]

How ‘The Good Lord Bird’ Author James McBride Combined Bitter Truth and Hidden History With Comic Flair

The Good Lord Bird author James McBride leavens bitter truth and hidden history with comic flair