David McCullough: Says he knew Tom Hanks was serious about a film on Adams





Tom Hanks, executive producer of the seven-part miniseries "John Adams," got the ball rolling on the project three years ago by asking Adams biographer David McCullough to have breakfast with him at a writers conference.

"I've had feelers before about filming 'Adams,' " the famous historian told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "but nobody ever followed up.

I knew immediately that Hanks meant business when he showed up with a copy of the book with all these Post-it notes sticking out of it. It was obvious he read it." The series premieres Sunday night at 8 on HBO.


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