The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.30.17)


Jon Bernthal First ManJon Bernthal to Cap Off Impressive Summer By Joining Damien Chazelle’s “First Man” (Exclusive)

Bernthal is in negotiations to play Dave Scott, who walked on the moon in July 1971 as part of Apollo 15, making him one of only a dozen men to have set foot on its surface. He was also a member of NASA’s 1969 Apollo 9 mission.

lastjediTNThe Top 15 Movies Opening This Fall Should Make Up for This Summer’s Weak Box Office

With the summer movie season ending this Labor Day, we now look ahead to the last four months of 2017 and what might be the highest grossers of the fall and holiday movie seasons.

amazon studiosIf the Studios Have Anyone to Truly Fear It’s Amazon

It’s been a fun summer, taking a deep dive into each of the major studios, as well as the mid-majors and the biggest and more relevant indie distributors, but it’s probably fitting that we end with the company that is most certainly the biggest disrupter of them all: Amazon.

More News From Around the Web

  • Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertainment’s Tolkien has tapped Lily Collins to star opposite Nicholas Hoult. The project stars Hoult in the title role in the biopic that takes a look at the life of the Lord of the Rings author. (Variety)

  • NBC is nabbed the legal procedural Closure in a competitive situation from Drop Dead Diva creator Josh Berman, John Legend, and Sony Pictures Studios. The series is based on the inspiring story of Serena Nunn. (Deadline)

  • The League star Mark Duplass has booked a role on Goliath season two. He will play Tom Wyatt, a successful Los Angeles developer who wants to give the city a distinct skyline. (Variety)

  • Allen Leech has boarded the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody starring Rami Malek and Ben Hardy. Leech will play Mercury’s personal manager Paul Prenter who eventually betrayed the star by revealing to UK papers that he was gay and had AIDs. (Deadline)

  • Lior Raz has joined Oscar Isaac in the thriller Operation Finale. Chris Weitz is directing the feature, described as in the vein of Argo and Munich. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • STXfilms has added Aidy Bryant, Sasheer Zamata, Lauren Hutton, Adrian Martinez, Busy Philipps, and Dave Attell in I Feel Pretty. They join star Amy Schumer and previously cast Michelle Williams, Rafe Spall, and Emily Ratajkowski. (Variety)

  • Douglas Booth has boarded Netflix’s Gore starring Kevin Spacey as Gore Vidal. Michael Hoffman is helming the film which is currently in in Italy. (Deadline)


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