The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.22.17)


Joker Todd Phillips Martin ScorseseTodd Phillips, Martin Scorsese Developing a “Joker” Movie That Won’t Star Jared Leto

Warner Bros. is creating a new label that will expand the canon of DC properties to give the studio a bit more freedom in terms of storytelling, casting and last but not least, budget.


bold type 2 small“The Bold Type” Creator on Why These BFFs Will Never Turn on Each Other

“I just think the reality is that women do support other women so I didn’t want the soap aspects of the show to come from some false place of women backstabbing each other,” Sarah Watson tells Tracking Boad


Michael K Williams Han SoloMichael K. Williams Cut From “Han Solo” Movie Due to Scheduling Conflict Stemming From Production Delay

It seems the culprit behind the conflict was the independent spy movie The Red Sea Diving Resort starring Chris Evans, Haley Bennett, Greg Kinnear and Ben Kingsley.


More News From Around the Web

  • Casey Neistat leads the nominations for the Streamy Awards, nabbing six nominations and tying with the go90 high school dramedy Mr. Student Body President. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Single-camera comedy Murdertown has landed a script commitment with a penalty from Fox. The project is executive produced by Jillian Bell. (Deadline)

  • Morgan Freeman has been named the recipient of the SAG Life Achievement award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. He will receive the award on Jan. 21 at the Shrine Auditorium. (Variety)

  • Julian Simpson has been tapped to pen The Hacker is Watching based on a 2012 GQ article by David Kushner. (Deadline)

  • MTV has ordered a second season of Fear Factor, giving the show a 20-episode order. The series is hosted by Ludacris and hails from Endemol Shine North America. (Variety)

  • ABC is teaming up with former O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark and writer-producers Elizabeth Craft & Sara Fain on an untitled legal thriller from Mandeville TV. (Deadline)

  • The O.C. grad Mischa Barton has signed on to star in the indie drama Painkillers from Lone Suspect and Title Media. She joins previously cast Adam Huss, Madeline Zima, Grant Bowler, and Debra Wilson. (Deadline)

  • Channel 4 is set to adapt Stephen Mangan’s Web Therapy, renaming it Hang Ups, with Mangan also attached to star. The US version stars Lisa Kudrow. (Hollywood Reporter)

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Still quiet here.sas

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