The casting was announced today by producer Scott Rudin.
Director Bartlett Sher called Thomas “one of the best stage actors in America. He has the soul, kindness, and fire of idealism that the part demands, and I think audiences across the country will get an enormous gift in his Atticus.”
In a statement, Thomas said, “I’m thrilled to have been invited to play Atticus Finch. To be entrusted with the opportunity of bringing one of our great American stories to our great American playhouses across the country is a privilege.”
Thomas, best known for his long-running role as