The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.12.17)


db-brolinJosh Brolin to Play Cable in Deadpool 2 and Beyond, Sources Confirm Before Ryan Reynolds

Sources say Brad Pitt was reluctant to sign a multi-picture deal that called for as many as five films. Brolin’s deal is reportedly for four movies — an issue that was surely a point of contention during negotiations


db-jude-lawJude Law to Play Young Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The Tracking Board has confirmed that British actor Jude Law will be taking up the mantle of Albus Dumbledore in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel.



db-fate-furiousThe Continuing (and Relevant) Legacy of The Fast and the Furious

Even with only having seen one film of The Fast and the Furious franchise, Neil Turitz has observed the power and legacy of these films and examines, from an outsider’s perspective, how and why they’ve done so well and what’s in their future.


More News From Around The Web

  • After tackling the realm of Middle -Earth, Hugo Weaving looks to enter another fantasy world in Universal’s adaptation of Mortal Engines. The project will reteam him with Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson. (Variety)

  • Baby Driver director Edgar Wright is setting his sights on his next potential project, the adaptation of Andrew Smith’s YA novel Grasshopper Jungle. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Melissa Leo is attached to star in the feature film Always On My Mind from writer/director Chris D’Arienzo. She’ll play the wife of an Alzheimer’s-stricken music legend. (Deadline)

  • Grace and Frankie has been renewed for Season 4 at Netflix less than three weeks after the premiere of Season 3. In addition, Friends alum and Emmy winner Lisa Kudrow will join the show in a guest-starring arc. (Variety)

  • Calista Flockhart is returning for Supergirl‘s Season 2 two-episode finale. The CW is staying secretive about the details surrounding her return, but confirmed she will be back. (Deadline)

  • Hulu has renewed the Aaron Paul-led drama The Path for a 13-episode third season. The pickup comes on the same day as the cult drama’s season- two finale. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Jason Mantzoukas and Tony Revolori are joining Grace Gummer and Taissa Farmiga for the indie comedy The Long Dumb Road. Hannah Fidell is set to direct the screenplay by Silicon Valley writer Carson Mell. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Marcus Henderson, who appeared in Jordan Peele’s horror-comedy blockbuster Get Out, has joined Alfre Woodard in the Clark Johnson-directed Juanita. (Deadline)

  • Syfy has renewed The Magicians for a third season. The renewal comes ahead of the current second season’s scheduled April 19 finale. (Variety)

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