Lifetime’s Shakespearean Horror Series ‘A Midsummer’s Nightmare’ Gets a Pilot

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From the producers of Lifetime’s oddly compelling UnReal, comes a horror series inspired by Shakespeare’s comedic play A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Titled A Midsummer’s Nightmare (get it?) Lifetime has ordered a pilot for the proposed hour-long thriller.

Assuming the show becomes a hit, the network says the second season would take on the now popular anthology format and get a new setting, plot and characters. No word on whether a potential second season would also be inspired by a Shakespeare play.

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Shirley Jackson’s ‘We Have Always Lived in the Castle’ Adaptation Starts Filming

We Have Always Live in the Castle Adaptation

Filming for We Have Always Lived in the Castle — Shirley Jackson’s creepily atmospheric 1962 novel about how people haunt their own homes — began this week.

The big screen adaptation, which is being produced by Michael Douglas, stars Taissa Farmiga, Alexandra Daddario, Willem Dafoe and Sebastian Stan as the Blackwoods, social pariahs rumored to have poisoned their relatives with arsenic hidden in the familial sugar bowl.

Despite the fact that the cast is currently filming in Ireland, no release date has yet been set.

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Kirsten Dunst Will Direct an Adaptation of ‘The Bell Jar’ Starring Dakota Fanning

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Actress Kirsten Dunst will make her directorial debut with an adaptation of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, which deals with a young woman struggling with mental illness

Dakota Fanning is set to play protagonist Esther Greenwood, and we hope she can really capture her slow yet inevitable breakdown.

In addition to directing the upcoming film — scheduled to start production in 2017 — Dunst also co-wrote the screenplay alongside Nellie Kim.

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My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s May 2016 Bookstagram Wrap Up

Bright books! 💖💛💙 ———— #maybooksberead16 #bookstagram #instabook #bookspines #📚#books

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Love reading books and looking at all the amazing covers out there?

Have you heard of Bookstagram (AKA Instabook)? It’s basically a part of Instagram where bibliophiles share photos of book covers, book stacks, book spines and even book pages!

I was pretty bad about posting in the month of May, but now that there’s so much more sunlight I hope to be a better Bookstagrammer in June!

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