The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (01.18.17)

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Steve Carell, Will Poulter Eyed to Star in Brad Pitt-Produced Drama Beautiful Boy (EXCLUSIVE)

Oscar-nominated actor Steve Carell and The Revenant actor Will Poulter are in talks to star in the harrowing addiction drama Beautiful Boy for New Regency and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment. Felix van Groeningen is directing from a script by Luke Davies.


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“The Notebook” Director Nick Cassavetes to Helm “Honeymoon for Harry” for New Line (EXCLUSIVE)

Actor-director Nick Cassavetes has been tapped to helm New Line Cinema’s upcoming dramedy Honeymoon with Harry. Pitch creator Dan Fogelman is writing the current draft of the script, which is based on Bart Baker’s novel of the same name.


The Influence of Chinese Money in Hollywood (Part Three)

Chinese investment in Hollywood could cause more harm than benefits in the film industry.


More News From Around The Web

  • Mark Hamill, Christopher Plummer, Jeffrey Combs, and Doug Bradley to lend their voice talents to Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom from Shout! Factory and Arcana Studios. (Deadline)

  • Seth Gordon to direct pitch Boston College Fix, recently acquired by New Line Cinema. Robert Carlock will write. (Deadline)

  • Star Trek Discovery, the new CBS All-Access series, has pushed its premiere date back and cast James Frain as Spock’s father. (Entertainment Weekly)

  • Hamish Linklater has been cast in the new season of Fargo. He also has a role in Noah Hawley’s upcoming Legion. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Producer Jon Shestack is developing a Lisa Frank movie. (Vulture)

  • Lionel Richie, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mike Menchel are teaming to make a biopic on Sammy Davis, Jr. (Deadline)

  • NBC hit series This Is Us renewed for Seasons 2 and 3. (Variety)

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