The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.11.17)


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Channing Tatum, Gina Rodriguez, Zendaya to Star in WB’s Animated Movie Smallfoot (EXCLUSIVE)

Animation veteran Ryan O’Loughlin is set to direct from a script by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, who are also producing. Rather than a traditional Bigfoot movie, a mythical Yeti is the hero this time around, who believes that humans really do exist.

db-Jeff-GoldblumJeff Goldblum Joins Jodie Foster in Hotel Artemis as the Goldblumaissance Continues (EXCLUSIVE)

The 64-year-old actor is on a roll, with upcoming turns in Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok, the Jurassic World sequel, Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs and an untitled Amazon comedy series co-starring Danny DeVito.


db-Tom-HanksTom Hanks to Produce and Star in Fox 2000’s Adaptation of News of the World

Tom Hanks is set to produce and star in the adaptation of Paulette Jiles’ novel News of the World, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Lion writer Luke Davies is adapting the historical tale for Fox 2000.


More News From Around The Web

  • Anya Taylor-Joy, the star of The Witch and Split, and Game of Thrones‘ Maisie Williams have signed on to star in the X-Men spinoff New Mutants directed by Josh Boone. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Reese Witherspoon’s new company Hello Sunshine has set up to produce the Gail Honeyman novel Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and the Catherine Steadman novel Something in the Water. (Deadline)

  • Julia Roberts is attached to star and produce the adaptation of The Bookseller, Cynthia Swanson’s debut novel which quickly became a New York Times bestseller which has been optioned by Crystal City Entertainment. (Deadline)

  • Sterling K. Brown, Charlie Day, Jenny Slate join Jodie Foster and Jeff Goldblum in Drew Pearce’s Hotel Artemis. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Antonio Banderas and Alec Baldwin will star in a Lamborghini biopic that Michael Radford, the Oscar-nominated director of Il Postino, will direct. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Jessica Alba, Kurtwood Smith, Michelle Mylett, and Emilio Rivera have joined the cast of the dark comedy El Camino Christmas from Netflix, Hidden Figures‘ filmmaker Ted Melfi and director Dave Talbert. (Deadline)

  • TriStar has attached Mark Pellington to direct The Trap, an adaptation of the Melanie Raabe novel that Oscar-nominated Carol screenwriter Phyllis Nagy is adapting. (Deadline)

  • Louis Leterrier will direct Alex, an adaptation of the bestselling crime novel by French author Pierre Lemaitre. The novel will be adapted for the screen by David Birke, who wrote the Oscar-nominated film Elle. (Deadline)

  • Moonlight” star André Holland has been cast as the lead in Hulu’s upcoming original series Castle RockThe series is described as a psychological-horror drama set in the Stephen King multiverse, in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine which has served as the setting for many of King’s books. (Variety)

  • American Gods has been renewed for Season 2 at Starz. The series is based on the best-selling Neil Gaiman book of the same name stars Ian McShane and Ricky Whittle. (Variety)

  • The Goldbergs has been renewed for both Seasons 5 and 6 at ABC. Based on the childhood of series creator Adam F. Goldberg, the series follows a young Adam as he and his eccentric family try to get by in the wonderland we know as the 1980’s. (Variety)

  • Showtime has handed out a series order to SMILF, based on Frankie Shaw’s short film of the same name. The 10-episode comedy will debut in the fall. (The Hollywood Reporter)

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