The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.06.16)


Denzel Washington stars in MGM and Columbia Pictures' THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN.29 Films To Watch Out For At The Toronto International Film Festival

This year, the Toronto International Film Festival boasts 296 feature-length films. If we could see every single film, we would. Unfortunately, we can’t because it is impossible for any one human to do so. That said, we went through the very impressive lineup of films at this year’s fest and made a must-see list for your reading pleasure.

db-mark-watersDisney Conjures Mean Girls Director Mark Waters To Helm 
Magic Camp (EXCLUSIVE)

Prolific director Mark Waters has been tapped to helm the upcoming live-action family comedy from Disney, Magic Camp. It’s being produced by Suzanne Todd, with Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue working on the most recent draft of the script.

db-mccarthyFox Developing Family Comedy With Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone

A new family comedy is in the works at Fox with Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone. The pair also have another comedy, Nobodies, set up at TV Land.


More News From Around The Web

  • The Netflix drug trafficking drama Narcos has been renewed for a third and fourth season. The news comes hot off the heels of the game-changing season 2 finale. (Entertainment Weekly)

  • Dick Wolf and former One Direction singer Zayn Malik are teaming up for a potential NBC drama about a musical group. The project, titled Boys, follows the formation of a hugely successful boy band and all the excitement, competition, fun and pressure that ensue. (TVLine)

  • Relativity’s long-gestating reboot of  The Crow is slated to begin production this January. The new iteration of the 1994 film will star Game of Thrones alum Jason Momoa with Colin Hardy directing. (The Wrap)

  • British actor Tom Burke has been cast to star in the Cormoran Strike crime-drama TV series for the BBC, based on novels written by Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. (Variety)

  • Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming Netflix limited series Godless has added more actors to its roster including Oscar nominee Sam Waterston, Sons of Anarchy alum Kim Coates as well as Scoot McNairy. (We Got This Covered)

  • Lee Daniels has been added to the list of keynote speakers who will appear at the South by Southwest Conference and Festivals that runs March 10-19. The festival also announced more additions to its featured speakers lineup, including Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Netflix is closing a deal for the SVOD rights to The Bad Batch, the Ana Lily Amirpour-directed film that stars Jason Momoa, Jim Carrey, Keanu Reeves, Suki Waterhouse and Diego Luna. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival where it is competing for the Golden Lion prize. (Deadline)

  • Fox’s new baseball drama Pitch has tapped Grandfathered‘s Josh Peck and Kelly Jenrette as well as Christian Ochoa and Parker Croft. (Buddy TV)


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