The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.24.17)

db-mannMichael Mann, Michael De Luca Team For Vietnam War Miniseries Hue 1968 

Black Hawk Down author Mark Bowden has spent the past five years working on the book, which will be published June 6. It examines the Tet Offensive, which was the turning point of American involvement in the Vietnam War, and features characters on all sides of the conflict.


db-New-LineDoes Warner Bros. Really Need New Line Anymore?

With Warner Bros. spending most of its time focusing on its larger films, its subsidiary New Line Cinema has fallen by the wayside. Neil Turitz takes the opportunity to figure out what should be done with this company that is consistently producing underwelming content.


db-Outlaw-King-NetflixHell or High Water Reunion in the Works at Netflix as Chris Pine Agrees to Star in Outlaw King

David Mackenzie has cast Pine as Scottish king Robert the Bruce, who led his country to freedom from the oppressive rule of England in the early 14th century. Meanwhile, Ben Foster will play his loyal aide and chief adviser, a knight named James Douglas.

More News From Around The Web

  • Crazy Rich Asians, the adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s best-selling book, has rounded out its cast as filming kicks off, adding rising star Awkwafina. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Universal has picked up the Madonna biopic Blonde Ambition, Elyse Hollander’s script that topped the 2016 Black List, the industry ranking that tracks Hollywood’s most-liked unproduced screenplays. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • The Nun, a spinoff of the highly successful horror The Conjuring, has set Taissa Farmiga to star as the young nun alongside Demián Bichir in the film. The casting keeps it in the family as Taissa’s sister, Vera stars in The Conjuring movies. (Deadline)

  • Steven Spielberg’s untitled Pentagon Papers drama, which is rumored to star Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, announced itself as a major awards season contender in this year’s Oscars race. (Variety)

  • Fox has set Deadpool 2 for a June 1, 2018, release date — giving the much-anticipated sequel a prime summer opening as the first title to land on the date. (Variety)

  • Ken Jeong, David Koechner, Tituss Burgess, and Peyton List have boarded coming-of-age drama Departures, and the cast has been rounded out with the additions of Sonya Walger and Margot Bingham. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Aaron Paul and Emily Ratajkowski have signed on to star in Welcome Home, a thriller that George Ratliff will direct for Voltage Pictures. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • IM Global Television is developing The Black Company, based on Glen Cook’s fantasy books as a TV series, along with Eliza Dushku’s Boston Diva Productions and David Goyer’s Phantom Four, with Dushku set to star. (Deadline)

  • AT&T Audience Network has given a straight-to-series order for 10 half-hour episodes of original comedy series Hit The Road from Seinfeld alum Jason Alexander. (Deadline)

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