The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.22.16)



db-santa_sierra Launch Pad Alum Santa Sierra Joins Writing Staff Of Hit Netflix Drama Narcos

Congratulations to Launch Pad Alum and former Launch Pad Competition Mentor Santa Sierra, who has boarded the writing staff of the acclaimed Netflix drama Narcos as the series heads into its second season!


db-ind-dayCan Twentieth Century Fox Pull Off A Resurgence In 2016? (Studio Series)

Twentieth has had an interesting year so far, with highs like Deadpool, not-so-highs like X-Men: Apocalypse, and the announcement that Stacey Snider will be taking over the reins at the studio. With nearly a dozen movies left on the schedule, including this week’s Independence Daysequel, can Fox still pull off a resurgence in 2016?


db-selmaSelma Blair Joins Nicolas Cage In Brian Taylor Horror Flick Mom And Dad

The People Vs. O.J. Simpson actress Selma Blair is ready to get a little crazy with Nicolas Cage, as she’s set to star opposite the veteran actor in the horror film Mom And Dad from helmer Brian Taylor.


More News From Around The Web

  • More details about the characters from the highly anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It is also revealed the Darth Vader will appear in the standalone movie. (Entertainment Weekly)

  • Channing Tatum’s production company Free Association is partnering with for the comedy series Iron Fisting, a fake Romanian Cop show set in the ’80s. (The A.V. Club)

  • Mad Max: Fury Road star Tom Hardy is set to play the legendary British war photographer Don McCullin in a new film produced by Working Title. The film is being adapted from McCullin’s autobiography, Unreasonable Behavior. (Indiewire)

  • A movie adaptation based on the classic comic strip Broom-Hilda is headed to the big screen thanks to Tales From The Crypt producer Gilbert Adler and Jason A. Rosenberg. (HitFix)

  • Reed Morano is in talks to direct the upcoming Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale starring Elisabeth Moss. The drama will be based on the Margaret Atwood bestselling novel. (Deadline)

  • Terrencec Malick will direct the World War II-set biopic about Franz Jagerstatter, a conscientious objector executed by the Nazis. August Diehl is attached to play Jagerstatter. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Gotham has tapped Maggie Geha to play the older version of DC Comics villain Poison Ivy for season 3 of the superhero drama. Geha replaces Claire Foley who portrayed a younger Ivy earlier in the series. (Variety)

  • X-Men writer David Hayer is set to write and executive produce the TV adaptation of the comic book ReincarNATE. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Director Gareth Evans and Titan Comics are partnering to release a series of comic books based on The Raid film franchise. (Comic Book Resources)

  • ABC’s time traveling drama Time After Time has cast Nicole Ari Parker for the role of Vanessa Anders. Parker is set to replace Regina Taylor ahead of the show’s premiere next season. (The Wrap)

  • Rob Reiner, Phylicia Rashad, Pauley Perrette, T.R. Knight, and others set to star in Dustin Lance Black’s gay rights event series When We Rise. (Variety)

  • The Phenom star Johnny Simmons is set to star in Netflix’s upcoming comedy series Girlboss written by Kay Cannon and directed by Christian Ditter. (Deadline)