Daily Read (5/12/16)

Bryan Cranston is starring in a new series based on Philip K. Dick’s writings, entitled Electric Dreams. It looks like it’s going to be a bunch of standalone episodes, and Ronald D. Moore (Outlander, BSG) is also involved. Huh. I’m not particularly a Philip K. Dick fan but I’m curious to see how this format works out for them.

Dylan O’Brien is reportedly in talks to play main character Mitch Rapp in American Assassin, a potential franchise based on Vince Flynn’s novels.

The White Princess casting news! Michelle Fairley will play Margaret Beaufort and Jodie Comer has been cast as Elizabeth of York. In The White Queen, those roles were played by Amanda Hale and a variety of young actresses including Freya Mavor, but it makes sense to recast as the characters will be older in the new show.

Paddington 2 seems to be a thing that’s happening for some reason.

Akiva Goldsman is producing an adaptation of David E. Hoffman’s nonfiction book The Billion Dollar Spy, and you know that I am always here for a Cold War spy story.

Trailer: Philomena

PhilomenaThanks to Yahoo! Movies, we have a full trailer for Philomena, based on The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by Martin Sixsmith. It’s based on the true story of a journalist trying to help a woman find the child she had given up for adoption fifty years before. The movie stars Judi Dench, Michelle Fairley, and Steve Coogan; it’ll be in theaters in the U.K. and Ireland in November and in the U.S. at Christmas.

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!