Film News: Gods Behaving Badly

I adored Marie Phillips’ Gods Behaving Badly. It’s funny, smart, satirical and has the clever and fully-realised kind of fantasy world that I dream of writing myself. Like Harry Potter or much of Neil Gaiman’s work, the book is set in our reality but with a twist. It’s a world in which the Greek Gods (having fallen on hard times) live in a house-share in London.

I’d heard that it was being made into a film and today I saw the casting news. And it is awesome. The list includes… Alicia Silverstone, Oliver Platt and the brilliant Edie Falco.

Coen brothers’ favourite John Turturro.

And… Wait for it… Christopher Freaking Walken as Zeus.