The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.02.17)


Broad Green HammondsBroad Green Lets Go of 50 Projects, Lays Off 15 People as Indie Distributor Revamps Following Flops

The Hammond brothers have made mistakes, but unlike Relativity, those mistakes are only coming back to haunt them, rather than outside investors, since they built Broad Green with their own money and will keep it going as long as their blockbuster bank accounts can sustain the strain.

Nahnatchka Khan Danielle Macdonald Babe Walker“Fresh Off the Boat” Creator Nahnatchka Khan to Direct “Babe Walker” for Lionsgate (Exclusive)

Danielle Macdonald is incredible in Patti Cake$, and it’s very smart of Lionsgate and producer Elizabeth Banks to jump into business with her as her breakout film prepares to hit theaters.

the weinstein coThe Weinstein Company’s Struggles Continue, But Is There a Way Out?

Exactly a year ago, when we took a look at The Weinstein Company during this Studio Series, we talked about the fact that the company was in the midst of a terrible year, and was strapped for cash. Three hundred and sixty-five days later, little has changed.

More News From Around the Web

  • Hayley Atwell is reuniting with Disney, not in the beloved role of Agent Carter, but opposite Ewan McGregor in Marc Forster’s Christopher Robin. The film is a live-action adaptation of Disney’s classic Winne the Pooh series. (Variety)

  • YouTuber Liza Koshy has inked an overall first-look deal with MTV and is set to co-host the revival of classic music video series TRL. Koshy also stars as Violet in Hulu’s Freakish. (Deadline)

  • Damien Chazelle-penned thriller The Claim has attached Ericson Core to direct. The project is financed by Capstone Group and Oceanside Media. Core is repped by Gersh. (Deadline)

  • Netflix has ordered Spanish-language fantasy-horror series Diablero. The project is based on F.G. Haghhenbeck’s book El Diablo Me Obligo and centers on a trio who become involved in a series of events that could alter the course of humanity. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Juliette Binoche and Olivier Assayas are reteaming for the comedy E-Book. The feature is set in the Parisian publishing world and will be produced by Charles Gilibert and Assayas for CG Cinema. (Variety)

  • Black-ish spinoff Grown-ish has added SNL alum Chris Parnell, Trevor Jackson, and Emily Arlook to the cast as series regular. Parnell and Jackson will reprise their roles from the original series and Arlook will play Miriam, a freshman know-it-all at Southern California University with a no holds barred attitude. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Netflix has added Haley Tju, Adam Hochstetter, Lillia Crawford, Bentley Green, Zach Timson, and Kirrilee Berger to the historical comedy sketch series The Who Was? Show. (Deadline)

  • Don Johnson, Jennifer Carpenter, Michael Jai White, and Tattiawna Jones have joined Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn in Dragged Across Concrete. The crime thriller is being shot in Vancouver by S. Craig Zahler from his own . (Variety)


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