Daily Read (5/9/16)

I had somehow missed that there’s a movie adaptation of Margaret Mahy’s great YA novel The Changeover in the works, and I’m very excited but also a little worried. So far the cast includes Timothy Spall, Melanie Lynskey, Charlie Heaton, Lucy Lawless, Erana James, Stefania LaVie Owen, and Jamie Curry. The main character in the novel is part Maori and I’m hoping they preserve that, though I don’t know if that’s Owen’s role. (I also don’t know James’s age or background, so maybe that’s her.) I was just trying to look this up and discovered that James and Owen are both from New Zealand – at least according to the Internet – so that’s a start.

Tim Matheson and Cynthia Nixon will star in National Geographic Channel’s newest Bill O’Reilly adaptation, Killing Reagan. I’m sort of surprised that I’ve only seen one “Nixon Playing Reagan” headline so far.

And Jack Huston and Emilia Clarke will star in Above Suspicion, based on the FBI thriller by Joe Sharkey.

Star Maisie Williams has some nice things to say about her role in YA adaptation The Forest of Hands and Teeth, which is one of the few zombie stories I’ve ever actually liked.

Daily Read (4/21/16)

Good news for fans of historical shows: Herbert Asbury’s book The Barbary Coast about the 1849 Gold Rush is being made into a TV show with… Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell, and Mel Gibson? That’s, uh, quite a group. (Oliver Hudson and Wyatt Russell are also involved. It’s quite the family affair.)

If you’re dying for Game of Thrones updates, here are some cryptic (of course) comments from Emilia Clarke. And here’s a clip as well as Alfie Allen and Iwan Rheon kissing on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

And this is fun: Every Way Kit Harington Has Tried to Get Around Talking About Jon Snow’s Death

Any Pretty Little Liars fans out there? Here are some season seven set photos.

Technically from the book, not the movie, but: Food in books: (not) blue soup from Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

Movie Casting Updates: Paper Towns & More

Cara DelevingneCara Delevingne will play Margo Roth Spiegelman in the adaptation of John Green’s Paper Towns. A lot of people seem to have a lot of feelings about this – partially, I think, because Delevingne has worked mostly as a model – but since I’ve seen neither her audition for this nor her acting in anything else, I see no reason not to give her the benefit of the doubt.

Whoa, they’re making a movie of Mary Downing Hahn’s Wait Till Helen Comes! It will star Maria Bello and Sophie and Isabelle Nelisse.

That Ben-Hur remake has started casting – so far it’s got Jack Huston and Morgan Freeman.

By the way, Huston is also playing Wickham in the long-rumored adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which also includes Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Emma Greenwell, and Douglas Booth.

Live by Night has added Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, and Elle Fanning.

Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin will star in Me Before You.

Emmy Nominations: Game of Thrones, Behind the Candelabra & More

Emmy AwardsThe 2013 Emmy nominations were announced this morning, and you can read the full list here. The Emmy Awards will air on CBS on Sunday, September 22nd at 8ET/5PT. Neil Patrick Harris will host. Let’s see what adaptations are up for awards:

  • Bates Motel: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Vera Farmiga)
  • Behind the Candelabra: Outstanding Miniseries or Movie; Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Michael Douglas, Matt Damon); Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Scott Bakula); Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special; Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special; Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie; Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or Special; Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie; Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or Special; Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or Movie; Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries or Movie; Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries or Movie (Non-Prosthetic); Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or Special; Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or Movie
  • The Bible: Outstanding Miniseries or Movie; Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or Special; Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or Movie
  • Elementary: Outstanding Main Title Design; Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
  • Game of Thrones: Outstanding Drama Series; Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage); Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Emilia Clarke); Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Diana Rigg); Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series; Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series; Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series; Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series; Outstanding Costumes for a Series; Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series; Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series; Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic); Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or Special; Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series; Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour); Outstanding Special Visual Effects
  • The Girl: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Toby Jones); Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (Imelda Staunton); Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special; Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie; Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or Special; Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score)
  • Hemlock Grove: Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music; Outstanding Special Visual Effects
  • Killing Lincoln: Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or Special; Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or Movie
  • Parade’s End: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Benedict Cumberbatch); Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special; Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie; Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or Special; Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score)
  • True Blood: Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series
  • The Walking Dead: Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or Special
  • World Without End: Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score); Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or Special

Friday Game of Thrones Roundup

Game of ThronesThe press onslaught continues, so time for another Game of Thrones link roundup! As always, feel free to put anything I may have missed in the comments. And a caution: Some of these definitely have book spoilers, so read at your own risk!

Game of Thrones Roundup: Season Three Premiere & More

Game of ThronesAs we edge closer to the season three premiere of Game of Thrones on March 31st, we’ve got a bunch more links to catch up with – including a bunch of coverage from the season three premiere event. As I said in the previous post in this series, this show gets so much ink that I can’t possibly track it all down, so feel free to throw additional links in the comments! By the way, I’m reading A Storm of Swords right now, so I’ll be better-informed by next week.