"The title was changed because my friends in the Warner Brothers legal department, a very active division of the studio, were genuinely afraid that if we called it 'Every Word is True,' someone could sue the studio because every word in it isn't true, even though it was meant with the utmost irony," McGrath told reporters in New York.
"It's 'Every Word is True,' wink, wink," added Sandra Bullock, who plays author Harper Lee in the film. "But how do you convey that in a title?"
"Irony stops at the door of the legal department," quipped McGrath, who also wrote the script.
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