The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.01.17)


Jack Thorne Star Wars Episode 9Disney, Lucasfilm Order New Draft of “Star Wars: Episode IX” Script From “Wonder” Scribe Jack Thorne

Director Colin Trevorrow and his writing partner Derek Connolly penned the most recent draft of the . which despite rumors, is not believed to have been based on a treatment written by Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson.

Abby Quinn LandlineUp-and-Comer of the Month: “Landline” Star Abby Quinn on Her First Sex Scene, Dancing on Camera and Working With Jenny Slate

The 21-year-old actress was just cast in the Transformers spinoff Bumblebee, and she said she looks to Ellen Page and Shailene Woodley for inspiration.

adam mckay will ferrell smallCBS All Access Adds First Comedy Series From Will Ferrell, Adam McKay

CBS All Access has picked up three new original series, including Will Ferrell’s No Activity and thrillers Strange Angel and $1.

More News From Around the Web

  • Scream Queens star Emma Roberts is reuniting with Ryan Murphy for the upcoming season of American Horror Story. Murphy made the announcement on Instagram, with a picture from the set of the season titled Cult. (Variety)

  • Whoopi Goldberg, Sasheer Zamata, Angelica Ross, and Hill Harper are set to star in Jordan Walker-Pearlman’s Ghetto Plainsman. The project is an adaptation of Jarid Manos’ gritty novel. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Split‘s Haley Lu Richardson is set to star opposite Elizabeth McGovern in the period drama The Chaperone. This is the first film from PBS Masterpiece and is penned by Julian Fellowed, based on the best-selling novel from Laura Moriarty. (Variety)

  • Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista says he is in the works on a new comic book movie, Eternal Warrior, set up at Valiant Entertainment.  The actor says the team is currently working on the . (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Black Label Media has signed on to produce and finance Hellhound on His Tail. Scott Cooper is attached to direct the scripted adaptation of the Hampton Sides non-fiction bestseller about the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. (Deadline)

  • Newsroom alum Thomas Sadoski has boarded the indie project The Mimic. The film is written and directed by Thomas F. Mazziotti and also stars Jake Robinson, Gina Gershon, and Austin Pendleton. (Variety)

  • Russell Hornsby and Lamar Johnson have joined the YA adaptation The Hate U Give from Fox 2000. The project stars Amandla Stenberg and follows her as a 16-year-old girl who grew up in a poverty-stricken slum, but now attend a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she’s torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak her truth. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Kelvin Harrison Jr., Courtney Love, and James Jagger have booked roles in Justin Kelly’s biopic JT, about the JT Leroy literary scheme orchestrated by Laura Albert and her sister-in-law Savannah Knoop. The join previously attached Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, and Diane Kruger. (Deadline)

  • Jeremy Irvine, Ethan Russell, Zach Roerig, and Cody Walker have joined military drama The Last Full Measure. Todd Robinson wrote and directed the project which also stars Ser’Darius Blain, William Hurt, Sebastian Stan, Samuel L. Jackson, and Peter Fonda. (Variety)


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