The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.20.17)



db-Han-Solo-Cast-PhotoHan Solo Movie Loses Directors Phil Lord, Chris Miller Due to “Creative Differences”

To say this comes as a stunning development would be an understatement. Han Solo still has three weeks of production left, so Kennedy and Co. will have to scramble to find a replacement director.

db-Corey-Stoll-First-ManCorey Stoll in Talks to Play Buzz Aldrin in Damien Chazelle’s First Man (EXCLUSIVE) 

The space drama will explore the sacrifices and the cost — on Neil Armstrong and on the nation –of one of the most dangerous NASA missions in history.

db-ddlDaniel Day-Lewis to Retire From Acting With Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread as his Final Film

He didn’t give a reason, but be grateful for all the wonderful performances he gave us over the years. He’s truly a once-in-a-lifetime talent, and fortunately, it was our lifetime.


More News From Around The Web

  • Emily Ratajkowski is joining the Amy Schumer-starring comedy I Feel Pretty, which will mark the directorial debut of successful screenwriters Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein. (Deadline)

  • The Twilight Zone is gaining momentum at Warner Bros., which has tapped Christine Lavaf to pen the screenplay for the sci-fi tentpole. The studio has been developing the project since 2009. (Variety)

  • Ben Taylor, who directed all three seasons of the Amazon breakout comedy Catastrophe, will take the reins on the romantic comedy The Rosie Project that previously had Richard Linklater and Jennifer Lawrence attached. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • David Mamet is in talks to adapt Don Winslow’s NYPD cop corruption novel The Force for 20th Century Fox, director James Mangold, and Scott Free. (Deadline)

  • Supermodel Joan Smalls is set for her first acting gig in the original feature Set It Up, with Claire Scanlon at the helm.  She joins Zoey Deutch, Lucy Liu, Glen Powell, and Taye Diggs in the romantic comedy, which will be out next year. (Deadline)

  • Jamie Foxx has come on board to executive produce The Displaced, a drama series project in development at Killer Content’s division Killer Impact. (Deadline)

  • Fox is teaming with rapper-actor-producer Tip “T.I.” Harris and Jerry Bruckheimer to develop police procedural Atlanta’s Most Wanted. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Narcos alum Roberto Urbina and Katie McGuinness are set as series regulars opposite Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs in TNT’s pilot Snowpiercer, a futuristic thriller drama based on the acclaimed 2013 feature by Bong Joon-ho. (Deadline)

  • Eddie Shin, Jolie Jenkins, and Emery Kelly have joined the cast of ’s multi-camera comedy series Alexa & Katie. (Deadline)

  • Daniel Henney, who co-starred on the recently canceled CBS drama Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders for two seasons, is staying in the franchise fold, joining the cast of flagship Criminal Minds as a series regular. (Deadline)


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