Daily Read (5/10/16)

Heh: Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Wallander’ is ‘almost too intense for everything’. Poor Wallander.

Drama! Russell Crowe and James Franco said they were making a movie based on Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian but oops, they don’t actually have the rights. (Deadline’s phrasing in that story is hilarious as they chastise the “instantaneous online media climate.” Which is, you know, them.)

Idris Elba is reportedly joining Jessica Chastain in Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Molly Bloom’s memoir, Molly’s Game. I don’t care about poker but I DO like all of the people involved in this!

Jesse Peretz will direct an adaptation of Nick Hornby’s Juliet, Naked, which is a novel I LOVE, so fingers crossed.

Movie News: Fifty Shades, Atlas Shrugged, Guardians of the Galaxy, & More

Jamie Dornan as Christian GreyReady for your first good look at Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey? Click here or on the thumbnail to see the first still from Fifty Shades of Grey.

Ron Paul has been cast in the third Atlas Shrugged movie, Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? Glenn Beck will appear too. So. This is happening.

Nathan Fillion’s Guardians of the Galaxy cameo has been confirmed.

The James McAvoy/Daniel Radcliffe Frankenstein movie is now called Victor Frankenstein.

Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG will hit theaters on July 1, 2016.

Alicia Vikander has been cast in leading roles in two adaptations of novels: M.L. Stedman’s The Light Between Oceans and David Ebershoff’s The Danish Girl.

Aaron Sorkin is adapting Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys.

Jon Spaihts is writing Doctor Strange.

The creators of Smallville are working on Captain Nemo, a new take on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.