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.

Trailer: What Maisie Knew

This modern adaptation of the Henry James novel by the same name stars Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgard, and child actor Onata Aprile, and from this trailer, it looks pretty incredible. I’ll admit that even though I like James, I hadn’t even heard of this novel until now, so I’ll definitely be looking into it. The movie doesn’t have a release date yet, but I’ll let you know if I see one.