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.

Daily Read (4/27/16)

A note – I’ll be traveling for the rest of the week, so Daily Read will probably be off until Monday. I’ll try to pop in if there’s any wildly exciting news.

Daisy Ridley will star in the adaptation of Alyson Richman’s WWII novel The Lost Wife.

Lifetime has ordered a supernatural drama pilot based on Aimee Friedman’s YA novel Sea Change, and also has an adaptation of I.W. Gregorio’s None of the Above (directed by Stephen Chbosky!) in development.

I don’t know anything about The Ice Beneath Her specifically, but adaptations of Swedish novels always get my attention.

Miramax has optioned Matthew Quick’s forthcoming novel The Reason You’re Alive. (Quick is the author of Silver Linings Playbook, which I somehow still haven’t seen/read, though I’ve read at least one of his other novels.)