The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.28.17)

db-Taryn-Manning-Matthew-Wilder-Joan-of-ArcTaryn Manning to Play Alt-Right Christian Terrorist in Matthew Wilder’s Regarding the Case of Joan of Arc (EXCLUSIVE)

The Orange Is the New Black actress and the Dog Eat Dog scribe are teaming back up after working together on the 2008 indie Your Name Here.


db-Chris-TrioChris Pratt, Chris Evans, and Chris Hemsworth Join Chris Pine in…the Academy

With actors like Dwayne Johnson, Simon Pegg and Riz Ahmed joining the club, plus directors Jordan Peele and Joss Whedon and longtime publicist Bumble Ward, the Academy definitely got a lot cooler today.

db-A24A24’s Rise to the Top of the Film World Has Been Fast and Furious (STUDIO SERIES) 

In the world of independent film, and the distributors involved, having a definitive identity is a major part of the battle. It’s a battle that, for now, A24 appears to be winning.

More News From Around The Web

  • Fox has set Life And Def: Sex Drugs Money + God, a feature biopic that chronicles the rise of Russell Simmons from the inner city streets of Queens to one of the most influential music/fashion culture impresarios of his era. Kenya Barris, the creator of ABC’s hit series Black-ish, will pen the screenplay. (Deadline)

  • Kathy Baker and Greg Grunberg have been cast in lead roles opposite Al Pacino in HBO Films’ untitled movie about the Penn State sexual abuse scandal, directed and executive produced by Barry Levinson. (Deadline)

  • Universal Pictures has won an auction for screen rights to The Cruel Prince, the new fantasy novel by The Spiderwick Chronicles author Holly Black. Michael De Luca will produce through his Michael De Luca Productions banner. (Deadline)

  • Carice van Houten is teaming with fellow Game Of Thrones regular Nicolaj Coster-Waldau to star in Domino, the suspense thriller from Brian De Palmapenned by Kon-Tiki scribe Petter Skavlan. (Deadline)

  • Game Of Thrones alum Tom Wlaschiha has been tapped to co-star in TNT’s hourlong mystery drama pilot The Deep Mad Dark, produced by John Wells. In the pilot, written by Megan Martin and directed by Niels Arden Oplev, Wlaschiha will play the mysterious character of Joda. (Deadline)

  • Netflix has renewed the animated comedy F is for Family for a third season, co-creator Bill Burr announced Wednesday on Twitter. The pickup comes nearly a month after the launch of the series’ second season. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • NBC’s breakout drama series This Is Us has handed out its first major cast promotions, making Alexandra Breckenridge, who has recurred as Sophie, and Jon Huertas, who plays Miguel, series regulars. (Deadline)

  • Poldark star Aidan Turner has been set to co-star in The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot, the film already toplined by Sam Elliott from writer-director Robert D. Krzykowski and executive producer John Sayles. (Deadline)

  • House of Cards creator Beau Willimon will be the next president of the WGA East. Michael Winship, the guild’s president since 2007, isn’t seeking re-election, and Willimon is running unopposed in the guild’s upcoming officers and council election. (Deadline)

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