The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.30.16)

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db-wreckitWreck-It Ralph Sequel In The Works At Disney

Disney’s favorite not-so-bad guy is returning to the big screen. The team at Walt Disney Animation Studios took to Facebook Live to make the big announcement that an untitled Wreck-It Ralph sequel is in development at the Mouse House.

 

 


db-lionsgateLionsgate Acquires Starz For $4.4 Billion — What The Merger Could Mean For The Media Landscape

On Thursday, Lionsgate announced that it plans to buy premium cable outlet Starz for $4.4 billion in cash and stock, in a deal that will unite two companies with ties to media mogul John Malone. The deal is expected to provide real advantages for both companies, and further disrupt the premium cable space.

 


db-feltonHarry Potter Alum Tom Felton Joins The Flash Season 3 As Series Regular

Harry Potter alum Tom Felton has joined The Flash as a series regular. Felton will play Julian Dorn, a fellow CSI at the Central City Police Department who suspects there’s more to Barry Allen than just his good guy reputation.

 


More News From Around The Web

  • Scarlett Johansson has been named the highest-grossing actress of all time. In 2016 alone, the Golden Globe-nominated actress has appeared in Captain America: Civil War and The Jungle Book, Both have grossed hundreds of millions of dollars in North America. (Entertainment Weekly)

  • Following the lead of Aaron Sorkin and his writing class, Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is set to teach a film class at the University of Texas at Austin. (Moviefone)

  • During an interview for The BFG, director Steven Spielberg revealed that he is working with The Hobbit director Peter Jackson on a secret project. This mysterious film would reunite the two directors, who worked together on The Adventures of Tintin. (/Film)

  • The cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming continues to grow. Tiffany Espensen and Garcelle Beauvais are the latest actors to join the Marvel/Sony collaboration starring Tom Holland as the titular webslinger. (Deadline)

  • Suicide Squad star Scott Eastwood is in early talks to join John Boyega in Pacific Rim: Maelstrom. The role is said to be minor, but important. (The Wrap)

  • Dame Eileen Atkins’ script Vita and Virginia, a story about the love affair between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sacville-West is headed to the big screen. (Deadline)

  • Berenice Bejo, who’s best-known for her role in The Artist has been tapped to star in Tom Shoval’s upcoming film, Shake Your Cares Away. The project will be a follow up to the Israeli filmmaker’s award-winning feature Youth. (Variety)

  • TV Land’s remake of the First Wives Club has added Vanessa Lachey to the cast. She is set to star opposite Alyson Hanningan and Megan Hilty for the small screen reboot to the 1996 movie. (TVLine)

  • Former True Blood actress Tara Buck has signed on for a recurring role on the fourth season of the Showtime drama Ray Donovan. She is set to play a no-nonsense cop opposite the titular character played by Liev Schreiber. (Deadline)

  • The Isaac Rentz-directed ensemble musical comedy Opening Night starring Topher Grace, Taye Diggs, Anne Heche, and J.C. Chasez has been set for a fall release. (Variety)

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