The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.25.17)


this is us small“This Is Us” Season 2: Everything We Know So Far

Get caught up on where we left off and where we’re going as NBC’s Milo Ventimiglia-Mandy Moore tearjerker This Is Us gets set to return this Tuesday.

John Cena Kumail NanjianiJohn Cena, Kumail Nanjiani to Star in Buddy Cop Comedy From “Venom” Director

Universal won the project in a competitive situation, and Ruben Fleischer will produce and direct from a script written by Girls scribe Murray Miller.

Teyonah Parris Beale StreetTeyonah Parris in Talks to Join Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” Follow-Up “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Exclusive)

The star of Chi-Raq and Dear White People is making a deal to join newcomer Kiki Layne and Stephan James (Shots Fired) in a new film based on the James Baldwin novel of the same name.

More News From Around the Web

  • Chevy Chase, Richard Dreyfuss, and Lewis Black are set to headline Netflix’s original comedy The Last Laugh. Also in the cast are Andie MacDowell, Kate Micucci, and Chris Parnell in the project written and directed by Greg Pritikin. (Variety)

  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again has added Andy Garcia to the cast. The original film debuted in 2008 and grossed $610 million worldwide. (Deadline)

  • Fox has bought the legal dramedy Guilt from Picture It Productions and Lionsgate . The project was written and executive produced by Kathryn Price and Nichole Millard. (Deadline)

  • Daddy’s Home actor Owen Vaccaro has joined the adaptation of John Bellairs book, The House with a Clock in Its Walls, illustrated by Edward Gorey, first published in 1973. He joins previously cast Cate Blanchett, Jack Black, and Kyle MacLachlan. (Variety)

  • NBC has given a put pilot commitment to Bellevue, the hourlong medical drama from David Schulner and Peter Horton. The drama follows Dr. Eric Manheimer, MD, and his works at the only hospital in the world with the capability to treat Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers, and the president of the United States under the same roof. (Deadline)

  • Arrow alum Megalyn Echikunwoke has boarded the feature comedy Night School. The film stars Kevin Hart, Taran Killam, Rob Riggle, Ben Schwartz, Yvonne Orji, and Tiffany Haddish. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Julianne Hough is set to topline the upcoming feature Bigger, about the female fitness pioneer Better Weider. Weider and her husband Joe created Shape magazine, which remains the most successful women’s health and fitness publication today. (Deadline)


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