Yesterday’s News: San Francisco International Film Fest Lineup & Will Ferrell Playing Baseball

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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.

San Francisco International Film Festival unveils competition lineup

San Francisco International Film Festival unveils competition lineup

Film

Stephanie Sigman joins the cast of Spectre (TwitchFilm).
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival adds What Happened, Miss Simone? and Mavis! (THR).
New documentary Monty Python – The Meaning of Live to have international premiere at Tribeca Film Festival (The Wrap).
Tara Buck joins the cast of Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday (Deadline).
RIP: Character actor Richard Bakalyan dies at 84 (Variety).
First image from The Infiltrator (The Film Stage).
Jim Norton, Diana Hardcastle, Ben Robson, Rupert Evans, and James Russell round out the cast of horror film The Boy (THR).
New poster for Hot Pursuit (Reese Witherspoon).
Zootopia gets retitled Zootropolis for UK release (ScreenDaily).
Actor Lambert Wilson tapped to host the ceremonies of the Cannes Film Festival (THR).
Joseph Kosinski attached to direct next chapter of Tron franchise (The Wrap).
Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation swoops in at the last minute to save Adrian Grenier’s 52: The Search for the Loneliest Whale (Variety).
San Francisco International Film Festival unveils competition lineup (Deadline).
Shonali Bose’s Margarita with a Straw named as opening night film of New York Indian Film Festival (Variety).
Christine Vachon, Ryan Gosling, Sally Vield, Amy Schumer, Michael Shannon, Jeff Nichols, and Henry Rollins added to 2015 SXSW Film Conference and Festival (The Wrap).
James Bloor in final negotiations to join Leatherface (The Wrap).
Mr. Holmes gets US release on July 17th (First Showing).
Strand Releasing acquires US rights to The Summer of Sangaile (Indiewire).
Fox 2000 buys film rights to Gayle Tzemach Lemmon’s Ashley’s War (Deadline).
RIP: Writer-director Richard Glatzer dies at 63 (THR).
Joe Carnahan signs on to write and direct Motorcade (THR).
Relativity Studios retitles Somnia to Before I Wake (The Wrap).
Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, and Willem Dafoe confirmed to star in The Great Wall (Variety).
Sony Pictures wins screen rights to Scott Selby’s The Axman Conspiracy with Jacob Crane and Jonathan Stewart to script (Deadline).
Josh Cooley named as co-director for Toy Story 4 (Disney Insider).
Poster for Aaaaaaaah! (TwitchFilm).


Will Ferrell partnering with Funny or Die and Major League Baseball for HBO special Ferrell Takes the Field to fight cancer

Will Ferrell partnering with Funny or Die and Major League Baseball for HBO special Ferrell Takes the Field to fight cancer

TV

BBC set to pull the remaining episodes of the current season of Top Gear (Variety).
Dylan Walsh lands recurring guest role on NCIS: New Orleans (Deadline).
Chace Crawford books lead role in ABC’s drama Boom (Deadline).
Danny Trejo joins the second season of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (Coming Soon).
Matt Bennett to guest star on The Big Bang Theory as Howard’s younger half-brother (THR).
Alex Trebeck signs on for 2017-18 season of Jeopardy! (THR).
Will Ferrell partnering with Funny or Die and Major League Baseball for HBO special Ferrell Takes the Field to fight cancer (Deadline).
Rob Morgan, Matt Gerald, Peter Shinkoda, Wai Ching Ho, Nikolai Nikolaeff, and Gideon Emery join the cast of Netflix’s Daredevil (The Wrap).
Skydance Productions developing TV remake of Three Days of the Condor (THR).
Shawn Hatosy books lead role on CBS’ For Justice; Deidrie Henry lands supporting role on NBC’s Game of Silence; Sayeed Shahidi joins the cast of ABC’s Uncle Buck (Deadline).
Rose Rollins lands supporting role on ABC’s The Catch (THR).
Lauren Bowles tapped to guest star on Scandal (THR).
Christina Milian joins the cast of Fox’s comedy Grandpa (Deadline).
CBS renews Mom and Mike & Molly (THR).
Michele Bachman appearing in Sharknado 3, this is your fault (EW).
Dilshad Vadsaria lands lead role in Fox’s Frankenstein; Enuka Okuma set as lead in ABC’s The Adversaries; Anne Winters books regular role in ABC’s L.A. Crime (Deadline).
Gabriel Luna set as co-lead in ABC’s drama L.A. Crime (Deadline).
Kurt Sutter reveals logo for The Bastard Executioner (Deadline).
Melissa Leo joins the cast of CBS’ LFE (THR).
Kyle Bornheimer and Kevin Pollak to co-star in CBS’ Angel from Hell (THR).
Jake McDorman books lead in CBS’ Limitless (Deadline).
Tyler Labine nabs one of the lead roles in CBS’ untitled Dan O’Shannon-Peter Warren comedy (THR).
Teddy Sears set as male lead in CBS’ Doubt (Deadline).
Caitlin Carver and Yani Gellman book series regular roles in ABC’s Boom (Deadline).
Paget Brewster lands female lead in Fox’s Grandpa (Deadline).
Morgan Spector lands male lead in ABC’s Broad Squad; Riley Smith cast in Fox’s Studio City (Deadline).
William Hurt cast in ITV’s Beowulf (THR).


UK trailer for Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

UK trailer for Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

Trailers

UK trailer for Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (Yahoo! UK).
Trailer for Adult Beginners (EW).
New trailer for season 2 of AMC’s Turn: Washington’s Spies (Indiewire).
Trailer for The Human Experiment (Indiewire).
First trailer for Iris (The Film Stage).
New trailer for Reconstruction of William Zero (THR).

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