On Monday, Magistrate Judge Aaron ordered that the producers of To Kill a Mockingbird must film a performance of their play no later than May 15 as part of expedited discovery in their dispute with the estate of novelist Harper Lee. The producers are seeking a judicial declaration that the play (with a script written by Aaron Sorkin) is consistent with a written agreement to the rights to the play for just these purposes (see our previous coverage here).

Judge Torres has set a June 4 trial date – less than two months after the complaint was filed.