The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (12.08.16)

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db-overboardWedding Crashers Writer Bob Fisher to Co-Direct and Write Overboard Remake (EXCLUSIVE)

The remake of the 1987 Garry Marshall film Overboard has a new set of writers and directors in Bob Fisher and Rob Greenberg, the Tracking Board has exclusively learned. The film is currently set up at MGM with 3pas Studios attached to produce.

 


db-naomi-wattsNaomi Watts & Reese Witherspoon Team For Penguin Bloom

Bruna Papandrea and Reese Witherspoon are in the works on a big screen adaptation of Penguin Bloom with Naomi Watts attached to star. The project is based on the book of the same name from Bradley Trevor Greive.

 


LLL d 29 _5194.NEFAFI Reveals Top Films and TV Programs For 2016

The American Film Institute announced their top 10 American films and top 10 American TV programs for 2016. The list includes fan favorite TV show of nostalgia like Stranger Things as well as breakout NBC drama This is Us.  On the film side of things, awards season favorites Moonlight and La La Land landed on the list.

 


More News From Around The Web

  • Paramount Pictures has announced that Cloverfield Movie (IMAX) will be hitting theaters on October 27th, 2017. At the same time, God Particle which was originally set to hit theaters on February 24th, 2017 has been removed from the schedule. (/FILM)

  • The Producers Guild of America announced that Focus Features’ Loving will receive its 2017 Stanley Kramer Award, an honor bestowed for raising public awareness of important social issues. (Deadline)

  • Aaron Sorkin, the creator of The West Wing and The Social Network, will receive the Writers Guild of America, West’s 2017 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement in recognition of his and work in writing for television. (Variety)

  • Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling, Jena Malone, and Che “Rhymefest” Smith have joined the cast of Emilio Estevez’s occupy movement drama The Public. The film follows a standoff between the police and library officials that turned into the most brutal cold snap in recent Cincinnati history. (The Wrap)

  • Good Deed Entertainment has secured the story rights to Irene Gut Opdyke’s heroic Holocaust account, and is planning a film adaptation. Zoë Green and Patrick Given have been tapped to pen the screenplay. (Deadline)

  • After ending in 2015, Cinemax’s action series Strike Back is coming back for a fifth season. The new season will have an entirely new cast, and nobody knows if any of the original stars will return at all. (The A.V. Club)

  • ABC has handed out a pilot pickup for the drama Good Girls from The Family grad Jenna Bans. The series explores what happens when three “good girl” suburban wives and mothers suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances: They decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Lionsgate has completed its acquisition of Starz for approximately $4.4 billion in cash and stock. The merger had been announced at the end of June, after a lengthy courtship period and the helping hand of investor John Malone, the majority shareholder in Starz who also acquired a stake in Lionsgate in 2015. (Variety)

  • Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce executive producer Meryl Poster is developing two scripted series for Lifetime, The Power Playbook, based on La La Anthony’s bestseller, and the prescription drugs business-themed Molly. (Deadline)

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