Reese Witherspoon attends the 50th Academy Of Country Music Awards in Arlington, Texas on April 19, 2015.
Reese Witherspoon attends the 50th Academy Of Country Music Awards in Arlington, Texas on April 19, 2015. Jason Merritt—Getty Images

Reese Witherspoon to Narrate Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman

Not much is known about Harper Lee’s second novel, Go Set a Watchman, the project that will mark Lee’s return to fiction after 55 years. But according to The Guardian, the book already has one reader: Reese Witherspoon, who will record the audio version of Lee’s follow-up to To Kill a Mockingbird.

Witherspoon told USA Today that, “as a Southerner, it is an honor and a privilege to give voice to the Southern characters who inspired by childhood love of reading, Scout and Atticus Finch.” The Oscar-winning star added that she is “eager for readers to be transported to a pivotal time in American history in the manner that only Lee’s gorgeous prose can deliver.”

Go Set A Watchman, the sequel to Lee’s popular debut novel To Kill A Mockingbird, will reportedly focus on an adult Scout returning to her childhood town and the issues she encounters in a more modern society. Witherspoon – who produced and starred in Wild and also helped produced David Fincher’s Gone Girl – is no stranger to literary adaptations, but this is the first time she’ll lend her voice to an audiobook.

The unabridged version of the audiobook will be released alongside the Go Set a Watchman debut on July 14 by HarperAudio’s imprint, Caedmon Audio.

This article originally appeared on EW.com.

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