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“Stripes” TV Series in the Works at CBS with Ivan Reitman Directing

stripesThe single camera comedy will be penned by Whitest Kids U’Know comedians Trevor Moore, Sam Brown, and Zach Cregger. The original film debuted in 1981 and starred Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, John Candy, and Sean Young.

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Taraji P. Henson to Headline “What Men Want” from Paramount Players

taraji p hensonThe film is inspired by the romantic comedy What Women Want from Nancy Meyers, with Henson playing a sports agent who gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts.

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Sandra Bullock to Portray State Senator Wendy Davis in “Let Her Speak”

sandra bullockDavis garnered national attention for single-handedly filibustering for 13 hours in 2013 against one of the country’s most strict anti-choice laws.

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Disney-Pixar’s “Coco” Debuts Final Trailer

The latest animated feature announces “family is forever” as Miguel is reunited with his ancestors.

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Carey Mulligan Tapped to Play Gloria Steinem in “An Uncivil War”

Mulligan is the second actor to sign on this week to portray the feminist activist following Julianne Moore in “My Life on the Road”.

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Warner Bros. in Talks with Amazon for “Lord of the Rings” Series

No deal has been set but reports state that CEO Jeff Bezos is personally involved in negotiations.

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Ben Mendelsohn Circling Villain Role in “Captain Marvel”

The film is set to star Oscar-winner Brie Larson in the title role with Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck directing.

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Morgan Freeman to Headline Colin Powell Biopic

The project is directed by Reginald Hudlin, who recently helmed the Thurgood Marshall biopic “Marshall” starring Chadwick Boseman.

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“Jack and the Beanstalk” Feature “Gigantic” Canceled at Disney

The project was set to be released in 2020 with “Inside Out” co-write Meg LeFauve and Nathan Greno directing.

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“Vampire Diaries” Showrunner Developing “Black Widows” TV Series

The project is in the works at ABC and is based on the Scandinavian series from Mikko Polla and Roope Lehtinen.

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THE HALCYON Review: Season 1

Halcyon ExcerptSeason 1, Episodes 1-2 – If you’re still missing Downton Abbey, Ovation Network’s The Halcyon may be your new favorite show.

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“Versailles” Infuses New Life into Season 2 with Help from Jessica Clark

palatine excerptThe Tracking Board sits down with producer Aude Albano and actor Jessica Clark to talk all things Versailles, which debuts its second season this weekend.

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VERSAILLES Review: Season Two

versailles logoSeason 2, Episodes 1-3 -Ovation’s decadent Versailles returns this weekend with all the luxury and scandal you’ve been missing.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.19.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptJamie Lee Curtis is set to star in and executive produce a multi-camera sitcom at CBS that takes place in a funeral home. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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EMMY AWARDS Review: Stephen Colbert Brings Humor and Inclusivity

donald gloverThe Emmy Awards happily danced through the three hours but never left a moment without touching on the larger conversations of diversity and the current White House administration.

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Stephen Colbert Opens Emmys with Song, Dance, & Politics

emmys excerpt“Tonight, we binge ourselves,” declared this year’s Emmy host Stephen Colbert. Delivering a solid start to the awards show, Colbert began the night with a pre-taped portion of song, dance, before heading into a live monologue that doubled down on the political humor that has made him the biggest name in late-night this year.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.15.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptAmblin Partners have tapped Courtney Hoffman to helm the female-driven actioner Ruthless. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Primetime Emmys 2017: Where to Stream This Year’s Nominated Episodes

emmy where to stream small Fall television has arrived! While we’re all excited to see what new shows networks have made for us, it’s also time to look back at the past year and the shows that are competing for the golden statues at this year’s Emmy Awards.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.14.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptBen Schwartz joins Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart in the Universal comedy feature Night School. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.13.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptTim Miller is set to direct the sixth installment of the Terminator franchise. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.12.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptGlee‘s Jane Lynch and Girls alum Andrew Rannells are teaming up for guest starring roles on the upcoming Will & Grace revival. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.11.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptSNL‘s Mike Meyers is eyeing a role in Bryan Singer’s Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“MOTHER!” Review: Jennifer Lawrence Shines in Darren Aronofsky’s Self-Indulgent Thriller

mother excerpt“Early marketing for the film has made it feel like a Rosemary’s Baby-style thriller, but that’s a huge misdirect, and even calling the film a “horror” film feels dishonest. It is an intensely personal experience, with everything rooted in the perspective of the nameless character played by Jennifer Lawrence,” writes Drew McWeeny.

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Patty Jenkins Officially Set to Helm “Wonder Woman” Sequel

patty jenkins excerptSince the box office smash debuted earlier this summer, it appeared a given that Jenkins would return to helm the follow-up with reports saying that she was already working on a script with Geoff Johns and Jon Berg.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.08.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptMaze Runner director Wes Ball is in talks with 20th Century Fox to helm the live-action/VFX hybrid feature Mouse Guard. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Thor Leads the “Revengers” in NFL Opening-Night Promo (Video)

thor trailer excerptIs it November yet? Marvel dropped a new trailer for Thor: Ragnarok in the middle of NFL’s opening night game between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs.

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Greg Berlanti’s “Titans” Casts Minka Kelly and Alan Ritchson as Dove and Hawk

alan ritchson excerptThe series from Warner Bros. TV is set to bow in 2018 as part of a new direct-to-consumer digital service from the WB. He joins previously cast Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, and Teagan Croft.

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“Theory of Everything” Scribe to Pen “How to Stop Time” Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

anthony mccarten excerptThe project stars Benedict Cumberbatch who is also executive producing through his SunnyMarch Productions with Canongate CEO Jamie Byng.

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New Line Moving Forward with “It” Sequel

it excerpt 2Gary Dauberman has closed a deal to write the second installment. The sequel had been the goal from the get go and would be called Chapter Two.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.06.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptFernando Meirelles has signed on to direct City of God starring Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce for Netflix. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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