The travelling circus of Will Oldham is in town again, with its usual ringmaster, but the show in the tent has changed. Like Jack White, Oldham is known for his take-charge approach to creative collaborations, and the inconsistency of their fruits. He's been adored and lambasted in his 10 year reign.
He'll also be on board as a producer for the book to screen adaptation.
Gendry has been living under Cersei Lannister's nose for quite some time now.
The director would love to take the films in a different direction.