The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.24.17)


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“It’s so hard sometimes to do scenes by yourself,” the newly minted Emmy nominee, in the Best Supporting Actress in a category, told Tracking Board.

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James Gunn is developing a new TV reboot of Starsky and Hutch for Sony TV, which is currently being pitched to networks.

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More News From Around the Web

  • Legion actor Hamish Linklater has signed on to star opposite Amy Brenneman in the TNT drama pilot Deadlier Than the Male. Linklater will play John Tyler, a former serial predator who has done his time in prison and is desperate to turn over a new leaf. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Actor Regina King is set to helm an episode of NBC’s flagship drama This is Us. King has already directed episodes of SouthlandScandalThe CatchBeing Mary JaneGreenleaf, and Animal Kingdom among others. (Variety)

  • Tim Story and Zero Gravity Management are developing a feature about the life of Stephanie St. Claire at HBO Films. Nicole Asher is attached to write the about the Caribbean immigrant who in the 1920s began the Policy Bank, the precursor to the American lottery system. (Deadline)

  • Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin actor Diane Guerrero has joins the CBS sitcom Superior Donuts in a series regular role in the upcoming second season. The series stars Jermaine Fowler and Judd Hirsch. (Deadline)

  • Beauty and the Beast  David Hoberman and Todd Lierbman, of Mandeville, have jumped on to produce the sci-fi thriller Punch Escrow. James Bobin is attached to direct the project for Lionsgate. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Amblin Entertainment has attached Floria Sigismondi to helm The Turning written by Chad and Carey Hayes. The story is inspired by the 1898 novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. (Deadline)

  • Multi-camera hybrid comedy History of Them has been scooped up by CBS with a pilot production commitment. The project hails from Gloria Calderon Kellett and Sony Pictures TV is the studio. (Deadline)

  • Lorenzo di Bonaventura is developing the graphic novel Guntown by Bob Quinn and Andy Shapiro for film, TV, video games, and digital. (Deadline)

  • Entourage alum Emmanuelle Chriqui has booked a role opposite Sam Trammell in the crime thriller Hospitality. The film is written and directed by David Guglielmo and Nick Chakwin. (Variety)

  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake, Nasty Women, has booked Alex Sharp for a starring role opposite Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson. He will play a tech billionaire in his early 20s who becomes the center of a wager between two experienced con women. (Hollywood Reporter)


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