Little Onion is headed for the big screen! Deadline.com
announced last week that Riverhead author James McBride will produce the screen adaptation of his National Book Award-winning novel The Good Lord Bird
with actors Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan, The Manchurian Candidate
) and Jaden Smith (The Karate Kid
remake) set to star. The film will tell the story of young slave Henry “Onion” Shackleford’s (Smith) travels with infamous radical abolitionist John Brown (Schreiber). Schreiber will produce the film alongside McBride and Brian Taylor, with whom McBride is producing an FX miniseries based on another McBride novel, Song Yet Sung
. USA Today
, Vulture, New York Daily News
, and many other print and online outlets also reported the film news.