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.

More Vampire Academy Casting: Gabriel Byrne, Joely Richardson & More

Gabriel ByrneAccording to a Deadline exclusive, Gabriel Byrne (Vikings) has joined the cast of Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters as Victor Dashkov. Other casting announcements include Sarah Hyland as Victor’s daughter Natalie, Joely Richardson as Queen Tatiana, and Dominic Sherwood as Christian Ozera. Thoughts on this casting, book fans?