The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.22.17)


Mother!Feminism Plays a More Important Role in Darren Aronofsky’s “mother!” Than Jennifer Lawrence’s Martyr

The Tracking Board introduces a new columnist, Sabrina Cognata, who doesn’t hold back in her analysis of Darren Aronofsky’s polarizing new movie.

Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris on Recreating the “Battle of the Sexes”

The Oscar-nominated filmmakers of Little Miss Sunshine tackle the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) & Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell).

Young OprahYoung Oprah Winfrey Script Is the Hottest Read in Hollywood This Weekend (Exclusive)

Before she was Oprah, she was a nascent reporter in 1970’s Baltimore, struggling through personal and professional failures that threatened to derail her unless she could find the true, inner voice that would change media forever.

More News From Around the Web

  • Amazon’s Carnival Row has added David Gyasi, Karla Crome, Indira Varma, and Tamzin Merchant to the cast. The fantasy project hails from Legendary Television and stars Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne. (Deadline)

  • Billy on the Street star Billy Eichner is circling a role in Disney’s Nicole. The feature stars Anna Kendrick and centers on a female Santa Claus. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • CBS is developing an untitled project based on the real-life story of attorney Carrie Goldberg. The story follows a young lawyer in Brooklyn who, after enduring vicious online and offline attacks herself, opens her own firm to place herself and her team on the front lines of defending victims of internet crimes. (Variety)

  • The Firm has acquired the rights to A Taste of Power: A Black Woman’s Story, the memoir by Elaine Brown. Brown led the Black Panther party from 1974-1977 while co-founder Huey Newton was in exile in Cuba. (Deadline)

  • Fox is developing the book Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class. The book by Lawrence Graham is a non-fiction piece where Graham interviewed members of some of the most prominent black families in America. (Variety)


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