The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.27.17)

db-the-residentThe Runway — your 2017 Pilot Survival Guide: Fox Dramas

Last year, Fox was all about IP and filling a gaping, American Idol-sized hole. Its development was all over the place. This year, much like NBC, Fox seems to have found its groove as well.



db-Damien-ChazelleLa La Land Director Damien Chazelle to Helm Musical TV Drama The Eddy 

Hot off winning Best Director at the Oscars for La La Land, Damien Chazelle is attached to direct The Eddy, a new TV musical drama set in modern-day Paris. Jack Thorne will write the project.



db-wag-dogHBO Developing Wag the Dog TV Series With Barry Levinson and Robert de Niro

The 1997 political satire Wag the Dog is getting the television treatment from HBO, with original director Barry Levinson and star Robert de Niro returning for this small-screen adaptation. Rajiv Joseph is on board to adapt and executive produce.


More News From Around The Web

  • Universal Pictures has attached Kevin Hart to star in The Great Outdoors, a reboot the studio is developing based on the 1988 John Hughes-scripted comedy. (Deadline)

  • Famke Janssen has joined Ron Perlman, Richard Dreyfuss, Peter Facinelli and Nadine Velazquez in Michael Caton-Jones’ Asher, a film about a Mossad member-turned-gun-for-hire in New York who is living the good life but at the end of his career. (Deadline)

  • Two-time Tony Award winner and icon of stage and screen James Earl Jones will be this year’s recipient of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. (Deadline)

  • Lea Thompson has signed on to a modern adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott novel Little Women to play the lead role of family matriarch Marmee. (Deadline)

  • Amazon has handed out a surprise second-season renewal to the Zelda Fitzgerald drama Z: The Beginning of Everything starring Christina Ricci. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • The Little Prince director and the Artemis Fowl scribe have sealed deals with Warner Bros. to develop films based on Kline’s books Escape From Hat and With Kind Regards From Kindergarten. (Deadline)

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