The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (11.01.17)


Beyoncé to Play Nala Opposite Donald Glover’s Simba in Disney’s Update of “The Lion King”

Jon Favreau is directing the film, which roars into theaters on July 19, 2019. Oh, and Hans Zimmer is coming back to do the score!

“A Bad Moms Christmas” Review: Chemistry Carries Well-Cast But Uninspired Sequel That Relies on Gross-Out Comedy

“When every scene is designed to be the biggest, craziest, dirtiest comedy set piece of all time, the effect becomes somewhat numbing,” writes Drew McWeeny.

Mindy Kaling Developing “Four Weddings and a Funeral” TV Series at Hulu

The “Mindy Project” creator and star is staying in business with the streaming platform, executive producing an anthology based on the Hugh Grant film.

More News from Around the Web

  • Milo Ventimiglia is teaming up with Jennifer Lopez, Leah Remini, and Vanessa Hudgens for the feature Second Act. The project is set up at STXfilms with Peter Segal directing. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Olivia Thirlby, Alan Ritchson, Megan Fox, and Jim Gaffigan have joined the cast of the magical realism film Shadow Girl.  is handling domestic distribution with Myrian Pictures overseeing worldwide at the American Film Market. (Variety)

  • Focus Features and Motor have acquired the rights to Switched on: A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening by John Elder. The White Queen‘s Emma Frost is adapting the book. (Deadline)


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