Daily Read (5/10/16)

Heh: Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Wallander’ is ‘almost too intense for everything’. Poor Wallander.

Drama! Russell Crowe and James Franco said they were making a movie based on Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian but oops, they don’t actually have the rights. (Deadline’s phrasing in that story is hilarious as they chastise the “instantaneous online media climate.” Which is, you know, them.)

Idris Elba is reportedly joining Jessica Chastain in Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Molly Bloom’s memoir, Molly’s Game. I don’t care about poker but I DO like all of the people involved in this!

Jesse Peretz will direct an adaptation of Nick Hornby’s Juliet, Naked, which is a novel I LOVE, so fingers crossed.

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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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.