Daily Read (5/5/16)

I hear some of you like Benedict Cumberbatch? Here he is talking about playing Richard III in the new season of The Hollow Crown. (I just glanced at the cast list for that episode and it’s GREAT, of course.)

Apparently Josh Boone has confirmed he’s written a script for the Interview with the Vampire reboot. Maybe I will finally get around to reading that book.

Huh: A modern Midsummer Night’s Dream with Rachel Leigh Cook, Hamish Linklater, Avan Jogia, Lily Rabe, and others?

Speaking of Shakespeare: Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts may star in Ophelia, based on the Lisa Klein novel based, of course, on Hamlet.

FX has optioned Don DeLillo’s forthcoming novel Zero K.

Movie News: Tarzan, Black Mass, Insurgent, & More

Alexander SkarsgaardTarzan, starring Alexander Skarsgaard and Margot Robbie, will hit theaters on July 1st, 2016.

Johnny Depp will star as Whitey Bulger in Black Mass, and Tom Hardy is in talks for the movie as well.

Robert Schwentke will direct Divergent sequel Insurgent.

Isabelle Fuhrman has been cast in Stephen King’s The Cell.

Avan Jogia has joined Ten Thousand Saints.

Paramount is in talks for the rights to forthcoming Benghazi book Thirteen Hours.

Luca Guadagnino will direct A Reliable Wife.

Derek Simon will adapt Heather Swain’s YA novel Hungry.

James Franco has optioned The Disaster Artist.

Summit has optioned John Corey Whaley’s upcoming YA novel Noggin.