The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.10.17)


db-Jeffery-DeaverBone Collector Author Jeffery Deaver on New Book The Burial Hour, His Stalker, and Which Oscar Winner Should Play Lincoln Rhyme Next

“I carry a gun from time to time… I’m less concerned about a terrorist attack by ISIS or Al Qaeda than the guy next to you in line who flips out when you bump into him and he spills his soda,” says the crime writer.

db-OJ-Made-in-America-2The Rules, They Always Be Changin’ — Academy Shakes Up Two Major Categories

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences changed the rules to two major categories. Neil Turitz explains how these rule changes could greatly impact who gets nominated in the categories in the coming years.

db-brad-pittBrad Pitt to Star in James Gray’s Secretive Sci-Fi Movie Ad Astra and We’ve Got New Plot Details

Gray has been vague regarding plot details but it is known that Pitt will play Roy McBride, an Army Corps engineer who embarks on a mission across the galaxy to discover the truth about his father, who disappeared in space 20 years earlier while searching for signs of alien life. But there’s more to it than that…

More News From Around The Web

  • Don Cheadle will star in and produce Prince of Darkness, a biopic of 19th Century black millionaire Jeremiah G. Hamilton.  The film will be adapted from Shane White’s book Prince of Darkness: The Story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street’s First Black Millionaire. (Variety)

  • CMT  handed out a 16-episode season six to Nashville despite the loss of its leading lady. In addition, it was announced that Big Little Lies star Jeffrey Nordling will recur in the second half of season five. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Netflix has acquired the global rights to Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) starring Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, and Dustin Hoffman. (Deadline)

  • ABC’s Designated Survivor is on the hunt for a new showrunner. Army Wives grad Jeff Melvoin, who boarded the Kiefer Sutherland drama in December, is stepping down from the position which was held by Harmon Feldman before him. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Already challenging the conventions of the Emmy categories this year, Asia Kate Dillon has been upped to series regular for the upcoming third season of Showtime’s Billions. (Deadline)

  • Sonoya Mizuno has signed on to Jon M. Chu’s adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s New York Times best-selling novel Crazy Rich Asians. The Ex Machina star will join an all-Asian cast led by Constance Wu and newcomer Henry Golding. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Actress Nazneen Contractor has landed a key role in the upcoming yet-to-be-titled Denzel Washington/Dan Gilroy legal thriller, while Heroes alum Sendhil Ramamurthy has boarded indie drama/comedy Shotgun, from - Hannah Marks and Joey Power. (Deadline)

  • Amazon has picked up Amy Sherman-Palladino’s dramedy pilot The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to series with a two-season order, the first multi-season new series greenlight at the streaming network. (Deadline)

  • ABC International has given a greenlight to Harrow, a new drama series set to be produced in Australia. ABC will partner with Hoodlum Entertainment, the Australian Broadcasting Company, and Screen Queensland to produce the series. (Variety)


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