Yesterday’s News: 27 Hour Ultimate Marvel Movie Marathon & Launch of HBO Now and Apple Partnership

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Editor’s Note: Yesterday’s News covers the most important news of the previous day with a focus on film, television, and trailers.

AMC Theaters, Regal Entertainment Group, Cinemark, Megaplex, Harkins, and National Amusements theaters planning The Ultimate Marvel Marathon with every single Marvel Studios film

AMC Theaters, Regal Entertainment Group, Cinemark, Megaplex, Harkins, and National Amusements theaters planning The Ultimate Marvel Marathon with every single Marvel Studios film

Film

MTV Movie Awards announce nominees (Deadline).
Christopher Denham joins the cast of Money Monster (THR).
Lionsgate picks up rights to tabletop game and graphic novel Dust with Rawson Marshall Thurber attached to direct (THR).
New character posters for The Peanuts Movie (Total Film).
Scott Rudin acquires rights to Kazuo Ishiguro’s new novel The Buried Giant (Deadline).
RIP: Production/costume designer Patricia Norris dies at 83 (Variety).
MGM acquires Robert C. O’Brien’s children’s book Mrs. Frisby & the Rats of Nimh with Michael Berg to script (Deadline).
Wendell Pierce producing racial drama Billy with writer-director Martin Davidson (The Wrap).
Ed Weeks and Melanie Zanetti join cast of Leisure Class (The Wrap).
Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl getting November 27, 2015 release (THR).
David Arquette and Sean Patrick Flanery join the cast of When the Starlight Ends (The Wrap).
Disney in negotiations with Luke Evans for Gaston role in live-action Beauty and the Beast (Variety).
AMC Theaters, Regal Entertainment Group, Cinemark, Megaplex, Harkins, and National Amusements theaters planning The Ultimate Marvel Marathon with every single Marvel Studios film (Coming Soon).
T.S. Nowlin coming back for third installment in Maze Runner series, Maze Runner: The Death Cure (Deadline).
Orlando Jones joins the cast of The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Variety).
The Orchard acquires worldwide rights to Andy Landen’s Sequoia (Deadline).
20th Century Fox moves Poltergeist up two months to May 22, Spy pushed back to June 5, Paper Towns bumped to July 24 (Coming Soon).
Sony Pictures taps Diablo Cody to write next draft of live-action Barbie (Deadline).
Jane Levy signs on to action thriller Bushwick (Deadline).
Dan Stevens in negotiations to play Beast in Beauty and the Beast (THR).
Relativity Studios distributing faith-based Hillsong-Let Hope Rise (Deadline).
Gravitas Ventures and VutopiaSM partnering on release of Mo Perkin’s The Last Time You Had Fun (Deadline).
Fox developing movie based on George MacDonald Fraser’s period novels Flashman (Variety).
Mad Hatter Entertainment developing film about the 1978-79 Boston College point-shaving scandal (Variety).


HBO planning April launch of stand-alone streaming service HBO Now, possible partnership with Apple

HBO planning April launch of stand-alone streaming service HBO Now, possible partnership with Apple

TV

Rose Leslie signs on to Luther (Empire).
Dish Network’s Sling TV adds IFC, Sundance TV, and EPIX (Deadline).
Erykah Badu, Lance Bass, Hunter Parrish, Jon Tenney, and Jacob Vargas set to guest star on Amazon’s Hand of God (The Wrap).
Hallmark bringing back Jesse Stone in Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise, Tom Selleck to return (Deadline).
Kris Lemche lands lead role in the CW’s Tales from the Darkside (Deadline).
Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio partnering on documentary and docu-series (Variety).
Pop picks up Rainn Wilson’s YouTube series Impress Me (The Wrap).
Zachary Quinto books guest-starring role on Hannibal (EW).
Damon Dayoub lands male lead in ABC’s The Catch (THR).
Fox signs syndication deal for Tosh.0 (Deadline).
TNT orders 12 additional episodes of Cold Justice (Deadline).
Anika Noni Rose lands lead role in CBS’ civil rights crime drama For Justice (Deadline).
Season 6 of Children’s Hospital to premiere on March 20 (Variety).
HBO planning April launch of stand-alone streaming service HBO Now, possible partnership with Apple (THR).
Raza Jaffrey co-starring in CBS’ Code Black (Deadline).
Carl Lumbly set as recurring guest star on CBS’ Zoo; Arielle Goldman books recurring role on The Knick (Deadline).
Giovanni Ribisi set for title role in CBS’ Sneaky Pete (Deadline).
Jon Dore nabs lead role in CBS’ The Half of It (Deadline).
Ray Winstone tapped to star in ABC’s drama Of Kings and Prophets (THR).
Nickelodeon renews Bella and the Bulldogs and The Thundermans (Deadline).
Priyanka Chopra cast as female lead in ABC’s Quantico (Variety).
John Barrowman boards development of adaptation of The 49th Key (THR).
Meta Golding, Monet Mazur, and Colin Donnell book lead roles on NBC’s Love is a Four Letter Word (Deadline).
Lee Jones and Stephen Moyer join the cast of Bastard Executioner (Variety).
Jeanine Mason cast in Fox’s Studio City; Hanna Mangan Lawrence lands role in Cordon (Deadline).
Adam Rothenberg set as lead in ABC’s L.A. Crime (Deadline).
BBC commissions a six-episode season of The Tracey Ullman Show (THR).
Netflix picks up worldwide rights, outside US and Canada, to A&E’s The Returned (THR).


New trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron

New trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron

Trailers

Teaser trailer for Mr. Holmes (Next Projection).
International trailer for The Salvation (Coming Soon).
Trailer for Patlabor: The Next Generation (TwitchFilm).
First trailer for Self/Less (The Film Stage).
New trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron (Coming Soon).
New trailer for Big Game (Coming Soon).
Trailer for De Boskampi’s (TwitchFilm).

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