The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.15.17)


2017LPMC Top 75 Announcement 200X133Tracking Board’s Launch Pad Manuscript Competition Unveils Top 75 From Around the World

This year’s manuscript competition is brought to you in partnership with Michael De Luca Productions, Inkshares, and Energy Entertainment.

Justin Simien Bad Hair“Dear White People” Creator Justin Simien to Direct “Bad Hair,” a “Love Letter to Black Women”

The horror satire follows an ambitious young woman who gets a weave in order to survive the image-obsessed world of music television. Her professional success comes at a higher cost than anticipated, however, when she discovers that her new hair may have a mind of its own.

Jennifer Aniston DumplinJennifer Aniston to Star in Raunchy Suburban Comedy From “My Blind Brother” Filmmaker

The “Friends” alum will play one half of an over-scheduled, over-burdened suburban couple who go to great lengths to try to recapture the fun of their youth.

More News From Around the Web

  • Val Kilmer is attached to star in the Iranian-American comedy 1st Born. The project, which is billed as the first co- between the two countries, hails from director Ali Atshani. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Book Club continues to add to its all-star lineup with Don Johnson, Craig T. Nelson, Richard Dreyfuss, Ed Begley Jr., and Wallace Shawn. They join previously announced Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenbergen, and Andy Garcia. (Deadline)

  • Australian actor Geraldine Viswanathan is in talks to topline the Netflix comedy film Eggplant Emoji. Ben Stiller and Nicky Weinstock is producing through their Red Hour Films banner. (Variety)

  • The upcoming season of Quantico is promoting Russell Tovey to series regular. He joins series stars Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin, and Johanna Braddy, and Blair Underwood. (Deadline)

  • Fantasy film Wildwitch from Kaspar Munk has landed at TrustNordisk. The film is based on the best-selling books by Danish author Lene Kaaberbol. (Variety)

  • Hulu pilot Crash and Burn has added Emmy-nominated actor Denis O’Hare to star. He joins Tony Award-winner Rachel Bay Jones, Alex Fitzalan, Sebastian Chacon, Alex Wolff, and Camila Perez. (Deadline)


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