The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.12.17)


db-American-IdolThe Reboot of American Idol Proves That No One is Safe

If we’re going to bring something back from the dead, shouldn’t we be given a chance to actually miss it first? One has to genuinely wonder what it is about this new American Idol series that will draw viewers in a way that the original one simply was no longer capable of doing.


db-julianne-mooreJulianne Moore Boards New Take on Sebastian Lelio’s Film Gloria 

The yet-to-be-titled interpretation of the Sebastian Lelio’s original won’t be a direct remake of the film but will be inspired by the story and characters.

db-gyllenhaalJake Gyllenhaal, Benedict Cumberbatch Heading to Rio With Director Luca Guadagnino

Written by Steven Knight (Locke), the film follows a reporter (Gyllenhaal) who travels to Rio de Janeiro to visit a wealthy friend (Cumberbatch), only to get roped into a plot to fake his friend’s death.

More News From Around The Web

  • Octavia Spencer is set to join Jim Parsons and Claire Danes in the upcoming drama A Kid Like Jake, directed by Silas Howard. Priyanka Chopra, Ann Dowd, and Michaela Watkins are in negotiations to join the film as well. (Deadline)

  • Jackie Chan and Sylvester Stallone are set to team up for the first time in Ex-Baghdad, a timely action thriller that Scott Waugh has been set to direct. (Deadline)

  • Ken Jeong is the latest actor to join the cast of Warner Bros.’ Crazy Rich Asians, the romantic comedy being directed by Jon M. Chu. The film also stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina and Michelle Yeoh. (Deadline)

  • NBC has renewed the veteran crime drama series for a 19th season, one shy of the record for longest-running drama series, held jointly by Law & Order and Gunsmoke. (Deadline)

  • Kristin Scott Thomas is set to star in Paramour, a story of seduction and extortion, from director Alexandra-Therese Keining.The film is inspired by the true story of the BMW heiress Susanne Klatten, both blessed and cursed by her family’s heritage and wealth. (Deadline)

  • USA Network has given the greenlight to Unsolved, the scripted true crime series based on the murder investigations of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. (Variety)

  • Britt Robertson, star of the new Netflix series Girlboss, and Jamie Blackley have signed on for the Janusz Kaminski-directed thriller The Postcard Killings. (Deadline)

  • The Blacklist: Redemption has been canceled at NBC. Ordered to series in May of last year and starring Famke Janssen and Ryan Eggold, the spinoff began life as an episode of drama “The Blacklist.” (Variety)


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