Lit: More movies from Books (as if it could ever stop)
HBO films is developing an adaptation of Stephanie Capparell’s The Real Pepsi Challengeentitled The Color of Cola. Apparently, it’s about “how Pepsi broke color barriers in 1940s America.” How does this relate to the Kendall Jenner ad, I wonder?
Melanie Lynskey has joined André Holland, Sissy Spacek, and Jane Levy in the cast of Hulu’s Castle Rock, which is set in the fictional titular town dreamed up by Stephen King. Though the show is not based on any one specific work, Castle Rock is the setting for a number of stories and novels in the King multiverse, including The Dead Zone, Cujo, “The Body” (the story that eventually became Stand By Me), and Needful Things, and referred to in many others.
A new biopic about Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley’s manager—who notoriously took some 50% of his most famous client’s earnings—is currently in development, with a screenplay based on Alanna Nash’s The Colonel: The Extraordinary Story of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley, and co-written by Nash.
Syfy has ordered a pilot based on George R. R. Martin‘s novella Nightflyers. Maybe they’re into it because of their shared ostentatious use of ‘y’.