Daily Read (5/3/16)

Someone is making The Catcher Was a Spy into a movie! Starring Paul Rudd! I haven’t actually read that book yet, but I read about Moe Berg in a different baseball-related book and his story was FASCINATING.

Oprah Winfrey will star in the movie based on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

Amazon is doing a new Jack Ryan series starring . . . John Krasinksi? I’m not sure I’ve actually seen a Jack Ryan movie but that casting feels . . . different. I am intrigued.

I am also intrigued by The Lears, a comedic (?!) King Lear adaptation starring Bruce Dern and Anthony Michael Hall.

The movie based on Philip Roth’s American Pastoral, which is also Ewan McGregor’s directorial debut, is now set to come out on October 21st.

Movie News: American Pastoral, Looking for Alaska, & More

Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor will star in American Pastoral.

Sarah Polley will adapt John Green’s Looking for Alaska for Paramount.

Ansel Elgort will star in biopic Van Cliburn, based on the biography by Howard Reich.

Lifetime is making a movie of Stephen King’s Big Driver, starring Maria Bello.

Zak Penn will be rewriting the script for the adaptation of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One.

Melissa Benoist has been cast in The Longest Ride.

Warner Bros. has acquired Rick Yancey’s Monstrumologist.