The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.17.17)



The Craft Daniel CaseyDaniel Casey to Rewrite The Craft Remake for Sony, Director Leigh Janiak (Exclusive)

Casey has a lot of heat right now, and Sony is already working with him on Fede Alvarez’s Incognito. He did a rewrite on Bad Robot’s hit thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane and was recently hired by Fox 2000 to adapt Larry Niven’s short story Inconstant Moon for director James Ponsoldt.


DeadpoolSuperheroes Continue to Save Fox, Allowing Them to Balance Their Content (Studio Series)

The Studio Series turns to Fox this week to see how its success with the X-Men franchise, beginning in 2000 with Bryan Singer’s initial X-Men film, has allowed the studio to try its hand at other types of fare.


Taraji P Henson ExcerptSam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson to Star in Civil Rights Era Drama “The Best of Enemies”

In a time of political turbulence, Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson have boarded the timely and relevant film The Best of Enemies from writer-director Robin Bissell in his directorial debut. Danny Strong and Tobey Maguire are producing the flick.

More News From Around The Web

  • Diego Luna is looking for love, signing on to star in romance ensemble film Berlin, I Love You. Orlando Bloom and Gemma Arterton also are in negotiations to join the anthology film, which already has Jack Huston and Sophie Turner attached to star. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Dennis Quaid is set to play a president once more — but this time it’s not a fictional president. He will be taking on the role of George W. Bush in Katrina: American Crime Story. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Academy Award-winning musician and actor Lonnie Rashid Lynn, better known as the rapper Common, and Fences‘ co-star Mykelti Williamson has signed onto the indie feature film Saint Judy for director/producer Sean Hanish. (Deadline)

  • Emma Roberts will star in Now I See You, a drama from Tucker Tooley’s Tooley Entertainment and Entertainment One. Abby McDonald wrote the script, adapting the memoir by Nicole Kear. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • It’s official: Arrested Development is coming back for Season 5 at Netflix. The streaming service has greenlit a much-anticipated fifth season of the family comedy, which is set to launch in 2018. (Variety)

  • Richard Linklater’s next film Where’d You Go, Bernadette has added another cast member: Alien: Covenant‘s Billy Crudup. (Deadline)

  • Saban Films has picked up U.S. rights to Brian Smrz’s 24 Hours to Live starring Ethan Hawke and Chinese actress Xu Qing. Paul Anderson, Liam Cunningham and Rutger Hauer. (Deadline)

  • Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to Stanley Tucci’s drama Final Portrait from Riverstone Pictures. The film had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in February out of competition. (Variety)

  • Gary Shore (Dracula Untold) is set to direct thriller Red River, written by BAFTA and Oscar-nominated scribe Ronan Blaney. XYZ Films has boarded world sales for the project and is set to shop it to buyers in Cannes this week. (Deadline)

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