The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.05.17)

db-Jimmy-KimmelJimmy Kimmel Got Political in a Very Personal Way the Other Night, and That’s Okay

Jimmy Kimmel’s recent monologue gave us all something to think about and gave us a personal prism through which to view it, thus allowing us to truly feel something genuine and true, while also forcing us to ponder how it is we react to such a thing. There’s something refreshing about that, when entertainment can do more than just entertain.

db-Michelle-WilliamsMichelle Williams Moves From Manchester by the Sea to Carmel-by-the-Sea With Spy Film All the Old Knives

Williams and Chris Pine will play ex-lovers and veteran spies who reunite for dinner, where they reminisce about a failed mission, though it’s unclear whether Pine hopes to rekindle their romance or get to the bottom of a conspiracy.

db-Dave-Chappelle-A-Star-is-BornDave Chappelle Joins Lady Gaga in Bradley Cooper’s Remake of A Star is Born

Hot off a pair of Netflix comedy specials, Chappelle will play Cooper’s best friend Noodles, who started out playing blues clubs with him.

More News From Around The Web

  • Diane Keaton and Jacki Weaver are set to star in Poms, a comedy about a group of women who form a cheerleading squad at their retirement community. (Deadline)

  • Bruce Dern and Gil Bellows have joined the indie feature Nation’s Fire, from writer-director Thomas Churchill. Described as Easy Rider meets The Professional, the story is about a Marine who has to help a woman seeking revenge for the death of her son. (Deadline)

  • The Affair‘s Ruth Wilson is set to join Domhnall Gleeson in The Little Stranger, the wartime ghost story that will mark the next directorial outing of Room helmer Lenny Abrahamson. (Deadline)

  • NBC has given its first new series orders for the 2017-18 season to dramas For God and Country and Rise. Both shows hail from Universal Television. (Variety)

  • Short-order drama Emerald City has been canceled after one underwhelming season. The series, a modern version of The Wizard of Oz based on L. Frank Baum’s Oz book series, had a nearly two-year journey from script to screen. (Variety)


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