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.

New TV Spots for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Jack Ryan: Shadow RecruitUndecided on whether to see Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, or just want to see a few more teases? Paramount has released no fewer than 8 new TV spots for the movie, which stars Chris Pine, Keira Knightley, and Kevin Costner, and is now in theaters.

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Clip: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Jack Ryan: Shadow RecruitThanks to Yahoo! Movies, here’s a clip from Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, based on Tom Clancy’s character. The movie will be in theaters next Friday, January 17th. Warning: The clip, which features Chris Pine, Nonso Anozie, and Kevin Costner, is a bit spoilery, so watch at your own risk.

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Trailer: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Jack Ryan: Shadow RecruitI’ll admit I haven’t read any of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan novels yet, but this prequel, due in theaters at Christmas, looks like fun brain (and eye) candy. It was directed by Kenneth Branagh and stars Chris Pine, Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner, and Branagh himself.

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