The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.10.17)


Gillian Jacobs A Beautiful GameGillian Jacobs Eyed to Star in Morgan Neville’s “A Beautiful Game” (Exclusive)

Described as being similar to Election in tone, A Beautiful Game is a coming-of-age story about a high school soccer star who develops a relationship with a teacher (Jacobs) in the days leading up to an important game.

MarcWebbOLBExcerpt“Amazing Spider-Man” Director Marc Webb on Making His Smaller Film “The Only Living Boy in New York”

After making two Amazing Spider-Man movies, the prolific music video director and (500) Days of Summer filmmaker is going back to the basics. “I think big studio movies can be made really beautifully, but it requires time and caretaking,” the director tells the Tracking Board.

Kevin Can WaitApparently, “Kevin” Couldn’t Wait After All, So CBS Fired Erinn Hayes

“There haven’t been any reports that Leah Remini has reached out to Hayes, nor has Remini offered any public sympathy for Hayes’ situation. Should she? As an actor, I understand that this is a business, but I think it would be the right thing to do,” writes John Steven Rocha.

More News From Around the Web

  • Lifetime gives a straight-to-series order to American Princess, a light-hearted drama from Orange is the New Black’s Jenji Kohan and Jamie Denbo. The series centers around a socialite who winds up joining a Renaissance Faire troupe. (Variety)

  • HBO orders fur hourlong specials from Daily Show alum Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson. The specials are based on the duo’s podcast 2 Dope Queens and will debut in 2018. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Hit Netflix series 13 Reasons Why adds Jake Weber, Brenda Strong, Meredith Monroe, and RJ Brown for season two. The series is executive produced by Selena Gomez and stars Dylan Minnette and Katherine Langford. (Deadline)

  • Anna Paquin will headline the movie adaptation of Fiona Shaw’s novel Tell It to the Bees. Fellow castmembers include Kate Dickie, Emun Elliott, Steven Robertson, Lauren Lyle, and Gregor Selkirk. (Variety)

  • Appalachian opioid-addiction drama Back Fork books A.J. Cook, Agnes Bruckner, and Eden Brolin. The film is set to be directed by Josh Stewart. (Hollywood Reporter)


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