The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Soon-to-be retired filmmaker Steven Soderbergh wasted no time lining up a replacement project for The Man From U.N.C.L.E.; Vulture reports that he plans to shoot The Bitter Pill, a pharmapsychology thriller, in the brief window he has before beginning work on his final project, a Liberace biopic called Behind the Candelabra.

2. Bryan Singer (X-Men and Superman Returns) is finalizing a deal to both direct and executive produce the pilot of Bryan Fuller’s reboot of The Munsters for NBC. We’re not certain that this is good news for anyone involved. [via Deadline]

3. Variety reports that Harrison Ford is among a group of actors being looked at for the role of Colonel Hyrum Graff in Gavin Hood’s forthcoming adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s award-winning sci-fi novel Ender’s Game. We think it’s a perfect fit — and after 30 years, it’s about time that he returned to space. [via Slashfilm]

4. Here’s the trailer for this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special, “The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe.” It will premiere on BBC America on December 25 at 9pm, following a marathon of all 13 episodes of the recently aired season six.

5. According to Publishers Weekly, Microwave for One by Sonia Allison is the worst book of all time.

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