The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.14.17)


BradsStatusTN“Brad’s Status” Filmmaker Mike White Teams Up With Ben Stiller For a More Personal Film

The acclaimed indie screenwriter behind School of Rock, The Good Girl and HBO’s Enlightened directs only his second feature which has Stiller’s character going through a mid-life crisis while touring colleges with his son.

john wick excerpt“John Wick” Franchise Graduates to Summer Movie Season as “Chapter Three” Lands Release Date

Chad Stahelski is expected to return, but a lot can change over the next two years, so if he’s lured away by an even bigger action movie, I’d like to see either Gareth Evans (The Raid), Ilya Naishuller (Hardcore) or Jeong Byeong-Gil (The Villainess) take the reins of the hit action franchise.

James Wan Smart House James Wan to Produce Horror Movie “Sweet Tooth” for New Line

Nico van den Brink’s short follows a woman who learns that her neighbors — a mother and her two kids — have been killed. That would be enough to freak out anyone, but when she continues to hear the children running around and laughing, she really starts to get the creeps.

More News From Around the Web

  • Kevin Hart-starrer Night School has added comic actor Ben Schwartz to the cast. He joins previously cast Girls Night star Tiffany Haddish in the feature from Universal. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Verdi Productions has tapped Theo Rossi to star in The Vault. The actor is best known for starring in Netflix’s Marvel series Luke Cage. (Deadline)

  • Megamind scribes Alan Schoolcraft and Brent Simmons have signed on to pen Super Day Care. Actor Michael B. Jordan is producing the project via his Outlier Society Productions banner. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Michael Stuhlbarg, Freya Mavor and Nikolai Kinski have joined the cast of Gore, Netflix’s upcoming bio of author Gore Vidal starring Kevin Spacey in the title role. They join previously announced Griffin Dunne and Douglas Booth. (Deadline)

  • Split actor Haley Lu Richardson has boarded the Nazi thriller Operation Finale. The project stars Oscar Isaac with Chris Weitz directing. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • HBO has added Michael Lombardo to the task of adapting the fantasy novel Who Fears Death. He joins fellow writer Selwyn Seyfu who was already at work on the project set in North Africa in a postapocalyptic world. (Hollywood Reporter)


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