The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.19.17)


The Kid Who Would Be KingJoe Cornish Eyes Patrick Stewart, Rebecca Ferguson for “The Kid Who Would Be King” (Exclusive)

20th Century Fox’s family-friendly fantasy film will be Cornish’s first since his acclaimed 2011 debut Attack the Block, which launched John Boyega as a major star.

Ian Lagarde“All You Can Eat Buddha” Director Ian Lagarde Signs With Lee Stobby Following TIFF Premiere (Exclusive)

The film, which will make its U.S. debut at Fantastic Fest, follows a mysterious man who begins performing miracles at an all-inclusive resort, leading curious onlookers to believe he may be connected to a higher power.

The Purge 4“The Purge” Prequel Sets Two Leads, Including “Insecure” Star Y’lan Noel (Exclusive)

Lex Scott Davis, who starred in the Lifetime movie Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart, will co-star in the genre film from Universal, Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes.

More News From Around the Web

  • Jamie Lee Curtis is continuing her stay on the small screen as she puts a funeral home comedy in the works at CBS. Curtis is attached to star in and executive produce the multi-camera comedy. (Variety)

  • Lee Daniels puts to more drama series in the works at Fox, Victory and East of Hope. Daniels is the creator of flagship dramas Empire and Star. (Deadline)

  • Fox is developing the British gangster drama Faces with Jim Piddock and Mark Gordon executive producing. Entertainment One is handling international rights for the project. (Variety)

  • Diane Kruger is set to star in and executive produce a television miniseries based on the life of actress and technology pioneer Hedy Lamarr. The project is based on the Richard Rhodes book Hedy’s Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, The Most Beautiful Woman in the World. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • YouTube is dropping paid channels, one of their first forms of paid content, instead focusing on sponsorship models. (Variety)


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