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.

Trailer: Wallander Series 3

WallanderThe third and final series of the Swedish adaptation of Henning Mankell’s Wallander novels premieres on the U.K. on BBC Four tomorrow. (This is the one starring Krister Henriksson, not the British version starring Kenneth Branagh; check out the network’s show page for more information.) This atmospheric trailer makes me wish it were starting here tomorrow too.

TV News: Sleepy Hollow, Arrow, Emerald City, Turn, Wallander

John NobleWell, this is exciting news: John Noble and Lyndie Greenwood have been promoted to series regular for season two of Sleepy Hollow.

Jessica de Gouw is returning to Arrow.

NBC has given a ten-episode order to Wizard of Oz show Emerald City.

Stephen Root and Ian Kahn have been cast in Turn.

The BBC has picked up season three of Wallander.