The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.10.17)

John Oliver The Lion KingJohn Oliver to Voice Zazu in Jon Favreau’s Lion King Remake at Disney

In the classic 1994 animated film, Zazu served as a key advisor to Mufasa, and later, his son Simba. The character was voiced by Rowan Atkinson.

Nelsan Ellis RIPTrue Blood Star Nelsan Ellis Dies at 39, But He Was Always More Than the HBO Show

As it turned out, all the depth and complexities seen in Lafayette Reynolds in HBO’s True Blood were reflections of the man playing him, the late Nelsan Ellis.

Christina Hendricks The Strangers 2Christina Hendricks to Replace Kathleen Rose Perkins on NBC Drama Good Girls

The series follows three “good girl” suburban wives and mothers who, suddenly face with dire circumstances, decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back.

More News From Around the Web

  • Desperate Housewives alum Eva Longoria producing a remake of Chilean comedy Sin Filtro, a film by Nicolas Lopez. (Deadline)

  • British dramedy has added Hotel Rwanda‘s Sophie Okonedo and Rogue One‘s James Harness. Principal photography has already begun on the production. (Variety)

  • Last Man on Earth‘s Mary Steenburgen is joining the Book Club. The feature comedy from June pictures stars Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, and Candice Bergen. (Deadline)

  • Ray Panthaki joins the cast of biopic Colette starring Keira Knightley and Dominic West. He was a 2014 BAFTA Breakthrough award-winner. (Deadline)

  • Academy Award-winner Richard Dreyfuss is set to guest star on the Jason Alexander-starrer Hit the Road on the Audience Network. The series was co-created by Alexander, Peter Tilden, and Dean Craig. (Variety)

  • Tour de Pharmacy director Jake Szymanski has boarded The Eggplant Emoji to direct for Netflix. The dark comedy is produced by Workaholics creators and stars Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm, and Kyle Newacheck. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • The Walking Dead‘s Elizabeth Ludlow has been added to the cast of Godzilla: King of the Monsters. She joins Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Ken Watanabe, and Zhang Ziyi. (Comic Book)

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