The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.08.17)


db-del-toroBenicio del Toro, Patricia Arquette Eyed to Star in Ben Stiller’s Limited Showtime Series Escape at Clinton Correctional (EXCLUSIVE)

The Tracking Board hears that Benicio del Toro is in negotiations to star opposite fellow Oscar winner Patricia Arquette in Escape at Clinton Correctional, an eight-episode limited series about the 2015 prison escape in upstate New York that Ben Stiller will direct for Showtime.

db-oitnbNetflix Got Hacked, Orange is the New Black Episodes Were Released, and No One Cared

Netflix was recently hacked and neither them nor the industry at large had much of a response, which was initially puzzling, but upon closer inspection, seems like the best possible response Netflix could have had.


db-Johnny-DeppJohnny Depp to Star in Dramedy Richard Says Goodbye From Director of Unrelated Film Katie Says Goodbye

The story follows a college professor who decides to throw caution to the wind and live life to the fullest after receiving a life-changing diagnosis. Indeed, he smokes, drinks and has sex as much as he wants, and God help anyone who annoys him, because he isn’t shy about speaking his mind.

More News From Around The Web

  • David Oyelowo will star in Arc of Justice, playing a doctor who is tried for murder in Detroit in 1925. Narcos helmer Jose Padilha is directing the film based on Kevin Boyle’s 2004 nonfiction book Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Jeff Bridges and Diane Lane are set to star in an untitled project from The Handmaid’s Tale and Meadowland director Reed Morano, written by The Kids Are All Right scribe Stuart Blumberg. (Deadline)

  • Shekhar Kapur is to direct Little Dragon, an authorized biopic of martial arts legend Bruce Lee. The story is a contemporary dramatization of the 1950s Hong Kong social and political forces that shaped Bruce Lee. (Variety)

  • Alfre Woodard has joined Alfred Molina and Michelle Monaghan in the indie feature Saint Judy, about a landmark immigration case that changed the way women are treated around the world. (Deadline)

  • Logan breakout Dafne Keen set to play the title role in Ana opposite Luis Guzman. The two form an odd friendship after Ana meets Rafa in a chance encounter and they embark on a road trip to try and save him from bankruptcy, or worse. (Deadline)

  • Kelly Macdonald and Irrfan Khan will star in Puzzle, the Big Beach project that also will star David Denman. Marc Turtletaub will direct the film, which centers on a fortysomething suburban mother whose world is consumed with caring for the men in her family. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • The Netflix hit 13 Reasons Why has scored a second season, which will consist of 13 episodes. It will debut on Netflix in 2018. Brian Yorkey will continue to serve as showrunner. (Variety)

  • Amazon has handed out a straight-to-series order to The Dangerous Book for Boys, a comedy created by the Breaking Bad grad Bryan Cranston and Greg Mottola. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • The CW officially canceled rookies shows  Frequency and No Tomorrow. The shows are the first shows at CW in years to not get additional episode pickups. (The Hollywood Reporter)


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