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 (4/25/16)

Hugh Laurie gets at exactly what I love about the Tinker, Tailor miniseries and Le Carre in general: “Their version of an action scene was people drinking tea and staring at each other. And yet it was completely thrilling and gripping to watch these devious, ambitious, hungry people trying to outwit each other and yet never reveal their strategy.”

AMC’s ‘Turn’ Puts Perspective on 2016 Divisions (I wonder if Hamilton mania will help Turn‘s ratings this season?)

This is cute: Game of Thrones cast make up lyrics to show’s theme song

So is this; EW seems to be all over the “cute Game of Thrones stuff” beat: Maisie Williams crashed viewing party for premiere

The Magicians Is a Master Class in Book Adaptation

Game of Thrones Featurette: On the Set

Game of ThronesSeason four of Game of Thrones premieres on HBO on April 6th, but if you’re champing at the bit for new stuff, check out this On the Set featurette with EPs David Benioff, Frank Doelger, and D.B. Weiss, production designer Deborah Riley, and cast members Maisie Williams, Iain Glenn, Peter Dinklage, Gwendoline Christie, and Charles Dance.

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!

Monday Game of Thrones Roundup

Game of ThronesThe Game of Thrones-related links are still rolling in, so let’s catch up on some that have popped up since my last 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!