The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.19.17)


RFK BiopicMatt Damon Taps The Dark Tower‘s Nikolaj Arcel to Direct RFK Movie for Warner Bros. (Exclusive)

RFK has been a longtime passion project of Damon’s, and the role could very well put him in the 2018 awards race, should the film debut before the end of next year.

Open Road ExcerptOpen Road’s Interesting Strategy Needs to Start Working Better — Now (Studio Series)

What’s interesting about Open Road’s history is how much of an outlier a film like Spotlight was, and whether or not anything like it will come from them again anytime soon. Regardless, what is very evident is that the soft grosses of the last couple years can’t persist for too much longer, or else we could see Open Road fall to the second division of indie distributors.

db weiss david benioff smallGame of Thrones Showrunners Sell New Drama Series Confederate to HBO

HBO is staying in business with Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, picking up new series Confederate from he duo. The series takes place in an alternate timeline, where the southern states have successfully seceded from the Union, giving rise to a nation in which slavery remains legal and has evolved into a modern institution.

More News From Around the Web

  • Dane DeHaan of the upcoming Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is set to star in Vincent D’Onofrio’s directorial debut The Kid as Billy the Kid. (Deadline)

  • Catfish documentary filmmakers Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman are in talks to direct a Mega Man movie with Chernin and Masi Oka. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Mitch Pileggi will be returning for The X-Files Season 11 as FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner. (TVLine)

  • 1821 Pictures and Warner Bros. are teaming together for the action-thriller Bombshell about female-celebrities-turned-spies. (Deadline)

  • Black Sails’ Zach McGowan will have a recurring role in USA’s upcoming period drama Damnation. (Spoiler TV)


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