The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.07.17)


Nicole Kidman DestroyerNicole Kidman in Talks to Star in Karyn Kusama’s Crime Thriller “Destroyer” (Exclusive)

Plot details remain vague, but it’s known that Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi wrote the script and are producing with Kusama, with whom they previously worked on The Invitation and Aeon Flux.

Magic Johnson and Michael JordanLegendary Michael Jordan-Magic Johnson Exhibition Game at Center of Hot Spec “The Tape” (Exclusive)

The legendary game was played to determine whether His Airness or the Lakers champ was the greatest basketball player of all time, and while the tape is real, the rest of Chase Pletts’ script is a work of fiction.

MillarworldexcerptNetflix Buys Millarworld In An Unprecedented Deal for the Company

In what might the third largest high profile media company purchases of a comic company, since the Walt Disney Company bought Marvel Entertainment in 2009 and DC Comics became part of Time Warner twenty years prior, Netflix is looking to put Mark Millar’s vast array of characters onto their streaming service.

More News From Around the Web

  • Josh Duhamel’s directorial debut, The Buddy Games, has lined up an all-star cast that includes Kevin Dillon, Dax Shepard, Olivia Munn, James Roday, and Dan Bakkedahl. (Deadline)

  • Match Game host Alec Baldwin has signed a two year, first-look deal with ABC Studios. His banner El Dorado pictures will develop scripted and unscripted projects for the studio. (Variety)

  • Brian Dennehy joins the feature comedy Tag from New Line. He joins previously cast Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, and Hannibal Buress. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Tang Media Partners have bought Open Road Films, the distributor behind Oscar-winner Spotlight and Nightcrawler. The company was founded in 2015 by Donald Tang. (Variety)

  • Scene-stealer Judy Greer has booked a co-starring role in the indie thriller Driven. The project also stars Jason Sudeikis, Lee Pace, and Timothy Olyphant. (Deadline)

  • Devious Maids alum Brianna Brown is set to reprise her role from the Dynasty pilot as a recurring role in the series. (Deadline)

  • Stranger Things director Rebecca Thomas has boarded the sci-fi action-thriller Malignant. The project is produced by James Wan and is based on the Boom! Studios comic Malignant Man. (Variety)


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