Daily Read (5/19/16)

Armando Iannucci (Veep) is making political satire The Death of Stalin (based on a French graphic novel) and the cast looks interesting so far.

Mother and daughter Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson will star together in Henry James adaptation The Aspern Papers.

The movie based on Dominique Paul’s The Possibility of Fireflies is set to star Courtney Love and Joey King. I’m not sure I realized Courtney Love was starring in movies now.

Glenn Gordon Caron (Moonlighting) is adapting Alan Glynn’s novel Paradime for ITV Studios America.

News for fans of Santa: There’s an adaptation of Matt Haig’s A Boy Called Christmas in the works.

Movie Options: Wilson, Graveland, The Embassy House, The Husband’s Secret

Let’s catch up on some recently-announced movie options, so we know what projects we may be paying attention to in the future . . .

  • Warner Bros. has acquired Wilson, A. Scott Berg’s biography of the president, as a possible vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio.
  • Alan Glynn’s murder mystery Graveland, about Wall Street corruption, has gone to New Regency.
  • Thunder Road has acquired The Embassy House by Sgt. Morgan Jones and Damien Lewis for a feature centered on Benghazi.
  • CBS Films has acquired Liane Moriarty’s novel The Husband’s Secret, about three women who find out their lives are tied together.