Daily Read (5/5/16)

I hear some of you like Benedict Cumberbatch? Here he is talking about playing Richard III in the new season of The Hollow Crown. (I just glanced at the cast list for that episode and it’s GREAT, of course.)

Apparently Josh Boone has confirmed he’s written a script for the Interview with the Vampire reboot. Maybe I will finally get around to reading that book.

Huh: A modern Midsummer Night’s Dream with Rachel Leigh Cook, Hamish Linklater, Avan Jogia, Lily Rabe, and others?

Speaking of Shakespeare: Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts may star in Ophelia, based on the Lisa Klein novel based, of course, on Hamlet.

FX has optioned Don DeLillo’s forthcoming novel Zero K.

Movie News: Insurgent, World War Z, & More

Naomi WattsNaomi Watts has joined Insurgent and the two Allegiant movies as Evelyn.

Alan Alda has joined The Longest Ride.

Steven Knight will write the sequel to World War Z.

Tobey Maguire has acquired rights to Junius and Albert’s Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey by Peter Carlson.

Fox 2000 has optioned Ava Dellaira’s Love Letters to the Dead.

International Trailer: Two Mothers

Two Mothers, based on one of the novels in the collection The Grandmothers by Doris Lessing, stars Robin Wright and Naomi Watts as friends for fall for each others’ young sons, played by Xavier Samuel and James Frecheville. It doesn’t have a U.S. release date yet, but I’ll let you know when I hear anything.