The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.22.16)


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story(Felicity Jones)Ph: Film Frame©Lucasfilm LFLYour Complete Guide to the Fall Movies of 2016

Now that the dust from the summer blockbuster season has settled, Hollywood is ready to open the floodgates to a steady stream of films that range from fantastical epics to blatant awards season bait. From now until the end of the year, the titles hitting theaters will prove that contrary to popular belief, 2016 is quite a good year for film.


<> on September 17, 2014 in Rome, Italy.Denzel Washington & Antoine Fuqua Set to Reunite For The Equalizer 2

There have been talks circulating around a sequel to the 2014 crime thriller The Equalizer, but producer Todd Black has officially confirmed thatThe Equalizer 2 is happening with director Antoine Fuqua directing and Denzel Washington set to reprise his role as Robert McCall.


db-evaEva Longoria & John Rogers Developing Female-Driven Magnum P.I. Sequel at ABC

The popular ’80s action series Magnum P.I. starring Tom Selleck is making a comeback complete with Hawaiian shirts and probably less mustache. ABC has picked up Magnum from Eva Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment and John Rogers. The new series will serve as a female-driven sequel to the classic series, following Magnum’s daughter Lily.


More News From Around The Web

  • LeBron James and Bill Lawrence are teaming up for a new comedy series called There Goes the Neighborhood. The single-cam NBC comedy will follow the first white family to move into a predominantly black, newly gentrified neighborhood in Cleveland. (Splitsider)

  • Niecy Nash — known her roles in Getting On and Scream Queens — will star in the four-part soap opera As the Fire Pit Burns. The weekly web series premieres next month on the Above Average channel and on Residence Inn’s website and social channels. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Independent producer Nevision has teamed with Ben Kingsley’s banner Lavender Pictures to co-develop new drama series Cousin Bazilio, based on the 1878 book by Portuguese novelist by Eca de Queiroz. (Deadline)

  • Jakob Verbruggen will step in for Cary Fukunaga as director of TNT’s The Alienist. Fukunaga was originally set to write and direct every episode of the adaptation of Caleb Carr’s best-selling novel, but was unable due to scheduling conflicts. (The Wrap)

  • Emmy-winning American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson have inked a new overall deal with FX Productions. (Variety)

  • Cybill Shepherd, James Brolin and Pam Grier have signed on to star in the dramedy Rose, written and directed by Rod McCall, which follows Rose (Shepherd), a recently disabled and widowed woman with a short time to live, taking a solo road trip through the “land of enchantment” in an effort to reconcile with her estranged son and make her peace with life. (Deadline)

  • Looking alum Murray Bartlett has been tapped to join the fifth season of Nashville in a recurring role. Bartlett is set to play a Jakob Fine, “a very handsome, charismatic and successful men’s fashion designer” in the CMT series. (TVLine)

  • The Matchmaker, starring the late The Voice singer Christina Grimmie is set to debut on October 7.. Directed by Caleb Vetter, the indie romantic comedy follows Ethan (Wesley Elder), whose mom forces him to break up a girl’s relationship. The one-time gig quickly turns into a full-fledged profession, and Ethan soon finds himself falling for his client Emily (Grimmie). (Fuse)

  • Life in Pieces director/executive producer Jason Winer has teamed with two old college buddies — New Girl co-executive producers Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner — for This Might Hurt, a single-camera medical workplace comedy. (Deadline)


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