The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.27.17)


db-Jenni-Konner-Lena-Dunham-Toni-ErdmannLena Dunham, Jenni Konner in Talks to Write Toni Erdmann Remake For Paramount (EXCLUSIVE)

Jack Nicholson is slated to star as a father who tries to reconnect with his workaholic daughter (Kristen Wiig) by posing as a life coach for her company’s CEO.

db-Gail-Mancuso-BestiesEmmy Winner Gail Mancuso to Direct Comedy Besties For Dreamworks Universal (EXCLUSIVE)

The story follows a woman who embarks on an epic road trip with her best friends to break up the wedding of her childhood crush after discovering a long-lost love note.

db-De-Line-GersonAbove Kings Hot Spec About Aftermath of Lockerbie Bombing, Out to Studios

The story is set amid the aftermath of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. The incident claimed the lives of 189 American citizens, making it the deadliest act of terrorism against the U.S. prior to the Oklahoma City bombing and 9/11.

More News From Around The Web

  • Former True Blood star Ryan Kwanten is set for a lead role opposite Sean Bean in Crackle’s upcoming drama series The Oath, executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and his G-Unit Film & Television. (Deadline)

  • Lizzy Caplan and August Wittgenstein have boarded the forthcoming Das Boot series. Rick Okon is set to captain the U-612 U-boat in the upcoming sequel to the 1981 film based on the Lothar-Günther Buchheim novel. (Variety)

  • Universal Television and Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil have teamed for a drama series based on James Renner’s memoir True Crime Addict, which was written on spec by The Night Of co-creator Richard Price. (Deadline)

  • AMC has renewed “Better Call Saul” for a fourth season. Exec produced by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, the series stars Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill, the lawyer character introduced to viewers as Saul Goodman on the Gilligan-created Breaking Bad. (Variety)

  • Omari Hardwick and Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Terry Crews have come aboard Boots Riley written-directed first-feature Sorry To Bother You. The two join previously announced cast Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, Lakeith Stanfield, Jermaine Fowler, and Steven Yeun. (Deadline)

  • Skydance Television, David S. Goyer, and Josh Friedman are closing a deal with the Isaac Asimov estate to try turning the science fiction trilogy Foundation into a sprawling TV series. (Deadline)

  • Carlos PenaVega and Alexa PenaVega have teamed with IM Global Television to develop two new series – half-hour hybrid comedy Lex & Los in which they will star and executive produce — and La Vida, an hourlong drama with music. (Deadline)

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