The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.06.17)


Radio Silence Family RitualRadio Silence to Direct Genre Film “Family Ritual” for Fox Searchlight (Exclusive)

Plot details remain under wraps, but sources say the script was written by Guy Busick and Ryan Murphy, and describe it as being in the vein of Jordan Peele’s hit Get Out.

Star Wars: Episode IX Directors“Star Wars: Episode IX”: The Top 10 Kinds of Directors Lucasfilm Is Likely Considering to Replace Colin Trevorrow

Can you see Disney turning to one of its Marvel or Pixar like Ryan Coogler, Taika Waititi or Brad Bird? What about Ava DuVernay, who just directed A Wrinkle in Time for the studio?

you're the worst renewal small“You’re the Worst” Showrunner: Season 4 Is the “Boy Loses Girl” Section of the Rom Com

“We’re in ‘Rachel and Ross take a break.’ We’re in the troubled part,” showrunner Stephen Falk tells Tracking Board of the upcoming season.

More News From Around the Web

  • Fernando Meirelles has been tapped to direct the Netflix feature City of God. The film stars Jonathan Pryce as Pope Francis and Anthony Hopkins as his predecessor Pope Benedict as it follows the relationship between the two. (Variety)

  • American Gods star Ricky Whittle has boarded the Netflix film Nappily Ever After. Haifaa Al-Mansour is directing the film which stars Sanaa Lathan. (Deadline)

  • CBS is developing a television version of the film LA Confidential. The project is based on the classic novel by James Ellroy and follows the paths of three homicide detectives, a female reporter, and a Hollywood actor as they intersect while the detectives pursue a sadistic serial killer. (Variety)

  • Lucy Boynton has joined the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody starring Rami Malek. She will play Mary Austin, a lifelong companion of the Queen frontman. (Variety)

  • Indie dramedy Elsewhere has added Parker Posey, Ken Jeong, and Aden Young to the cast. They join previously announced Beau Bridges, Jacki Weaver, and Jacki Tohn. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Melanie Laurent and Nick Kroll are set to headline the drama Operation Finale. The join the film’s star Oscar Isaac in the project from MGM. (Deadline)

  • Woody Allen has tapped Jude Law to join his latest project, which stars Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez, and Timothee Chalamet. The untitle project will be the third feature from Allen for Amazon Studios. (Variety)

  • Sierra/Affinity has signed on to produce and finance the feature Dangerous Ground. The film will be directed by Janus Metz with a script from Kario Salem. (Deadline)

  • Secrets and Lies alum Mekia Cox has been upped to a series regular role on the upcoming season of Once Upon a Time. She plays Princess Tiana from the Disney animated film The Princess and the Frog. (Deadline)


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