The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.03.17)


db-disneyDisney Continue to Reign Over Hollywood and Shows No Signs of Stopping

Neil Turitz brings back last year’s Studio Series for the summer of 2017 to look at the film industry, studios, indies, and any in between. And where better to launch the series than with the biggest and most successful studio in Hollywood? Disney.


db-Jordan-PeeleJordan Peele Sets Next Film at Universal, Which Has Signed the Get Out Director to a First-Look Deal

Universal staved off a major push from Warner Bros., which had been courting Peele to direct one of its long-gestating development projects such as Akira, The Flash and Uptown Saturday Night.


db-huluUpfronts: Hulu Highlights Critical Success of The Handmaid’s Tale and SVOD Wins

With the instant critical and viewer praise for The Handmaid’s Tale, the attitude was upbeat at the Hulu presentation at Upfronts. In addition to Handmaid’s Tale, the streaming network announced the big acquisition of the SVOD rights of This is Us and Atlanta, two of the biggest hits of the last year.


More News From Around The Web

  • Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster Waldau and Mad Men star Christina Hendricks are in talks to star in veteran director Brian De Palma’s thriller Domino. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Alec Baldwin has been set to guest star on Hulu’s new 9/11 drama series The Looming Tower, taking on the role of former CIA director George Tenet. (Deadline)

  • John Cusack has signed on to star in Broken Ridge, a thriller to be directed by Lucky McKee. This marks a reunion between the pair since working together on Misfortune. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Oscar winner Anna Paquin and Empire actor Terrence Howard are set to star in an episode of Amazon’s anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. (Deadline)

  • Laura Moss is set to helm supernatural horror film Hide Your Eyes, written by Ant-Man actor David Dastmalchian. (Deadline)

  • Paramount Network has given a series order to Yellowstone, from the Weinstein Co. and writer Taylor Sheridan. (Variety)

  • After a fierce bidding war with both studios and independents, Lakeshore Entertainment has acquired the rights to Peppermint, a female-centric action project that has Pierre Morel, the helmer behind action hit Taken, on board to direct. (The Hollywood Reporter)


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