The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.05.17)


fox searchlight excerptFox Searchlight Needs a Hit, But Luckily, There Might Be a Few On the Way (Studio Series)

Fox Searchlight is not in any trouble, but they need to make sure their miserable 2016 doesn’t become a habit. However, both the company’s history and its upcoming slate suggests the future is far more promising than the past.


Assassin's Creed TV SeriesAssassin’s Creed Animated Series In the Works From Castlevania Producer Adi Shankar

While the series doesn’t have an official home yet, it’s possible it could wind up at Netflix, which is hungry for content and is already in business with Shankar on Castlevania.


Launch Pad Alumni ExcerptLaunch Pad Alum Ahmadu Garba Signs with Kaplan-Stahler and Joins David O. Russell’s Writing Team for Amazon Series (Exclusive)

An alum of the Launch Pad Feature Competition, Ahmadu Garba has joined the writing team for David O. Russell’s upcoming and untitled mafia series starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore. He has also signed with Michael Kolodny of Kaplan Stahler Agency.


More News From Around the Web

  • Bill Nighy, Catherine Keener, Matthew Goode, and more join the cast of BBC’s latest Agatha Christie adaptation, Ordeal by Innocence. (Radio Times)

  • Annette Bening has been named the president of the international jury competition of the upcoming Venice International Film Festival. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • The Epix comedy series Graves adds Michael Cyril Creighton has a recurring cast member for Season 2, while Rahul Parikh joins Starz’s Counterpart alongside J.K. Simmons. (Deadline)

  • Norberto Barba has been set as director and executive producer of the Sons of Anarchy spinoff Mayans MC, which is also undergoing reshoots and recasting. (Deadline)

  • Christopher Nolan’s upcoming World War II epic Dunkirk has secured the largest 70mm release of all time with 125 theaters. (Variety)

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