The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (01.05.17)

db-sladeAmerican Gods Director David Slade Helming Western Surrounded For Netflix (EXCLUSIVE)

Director David Slade, who has found a home for himself on the small screen, is taking on his next feature with the western Surrounded. The film comes from a spec written by Andrew Pagana and Justin Thomas back in 2012.


db-brownSterling K. Brown Joins Marvel’s Black Panther Cast

One of Marvel’s most highly anticipated films, Black Panther, has added another big name to its roster. Sterling K. Brown has joined the cast as N’Jobu, a figure from T’Challa aka Black Panther’s past.


db-charmedCW Developing Charmed Reboot From Jane the Virgin Team

The CW is adding a reboot of the popular supernatural 2000s show Charmed to its development slate, with the Jane the Virigin team at the helm. It has been given a script commitment.


More News From Around The Web

  • Gilmore Girls vet Alexis Bledel has joined Hulu’s star-studded adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale. She will play the recurring role of the daring and subversive Ofglen opposite Elisabeth Moss’s Offred. (TVLine)

  • Martin Sheen will take on the role of renown televangelist Oral Roberts in Netflix upcoming drama Come Sunday. Robert Redford was originally in talks to headline the project. (Broadway World)

  • The story of legendary tennis champ Arthur Ashe, the first African-American player to be selected to the U.S. Davis Cup team and to win three Grand Slam titles, is looking to hit the big screen with Ashe. Written by Krystin Ver Linden, the pic will be produced by Russell Hollander, John Schoenfelder, and Russell Ackerman. (Deadline)

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Arrival, Doctor Strange, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Passengers are among the nominees for the Art Directors Guild’s annual award show which will take place on February 11. (Variety)

  • David Dobkin, best known for directing the 2005 comedy Wedding Crashers, is in negotiations to helm Overnight, Disney’s family adventure project that has which has been described as Home Alone in an FAO Schwarz-esque toy store. (The Hollywood Reporter)

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