The rapid pace with which the film and television worlds move can make it hard to keep up. There are so many entertainment websites pumping out a plethora of announcements and figuring out what you need to pay attention to is a struggle in and of itself. To help our readers keep their finger on the entertainment pulse, Next Projection introduces Yesterday’s News. Scouring the endless entertainment feeds, Yesterday’s News will highlight the most important news from the previous day with an eye on film, television, and trailers, all tied up in one cozy post. Here’s Yesterday’s News:
Sarah Wayne Callies (Goddamn Lorrie from The Walking Dead) joins Nicolas Cage in Voltage Pictures’ Pay The Ghost (Deadline).
Ellen Burstyn will star in and direct Bathing Flo, marking her directorial debut (Deadline).
Jorge Michel Grau will direct SpectreVision and Zodiac Features’ Curse the Darkness (Deadline).
Mary Elizabeth Winstead will star in Bad Robot and Paramount Insurge’s The Cellar (Variety).
Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day in negotiations for roles in New Line’s Vacation reboot (THR).
Keith Stanfield (Short Term 12) cast as a young Snoop Dogg in Universal’s Straight Outta Compton (The Wrap).
Cinema Guild acquires US distribution of Lisandro Alonso’s Jauja, starring Viggo Mortensen (Indiewire).
Mike Epps lands lead role in Lee Daniels’ Richard Pryor biopic (Twitter).
NBC aired the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. Breaking Bad won, Netflix lost (Emmys).
Fox gives put pilot agreement to medical drama The Cure, from Malcolm Gladwell and Medium creator Glenn Gordon Caron (Deadline).
ABC buys family restaurant dramedy Mix, from Rashida Jones and Will McCormack’s Le Train Train production company and former Private Practice co-showrunner Jennifer Cecil (Deadline).
HBO and Paramount Television are putting together Ashecliffe, a new series based on Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island (Deadline).
Lifetime gives straight-to-series order to Glen Mazzara’s Damien, based on The Omen (Variety).
IFC is developing Rabbit Hole, a comedy set in Nevada’s “second most famous” brothel, from writer-actresses Jamie Denbo and Kerri Kenney-Silver (Deadline).
US Trailer for Pascale Ferran’s Bird People, starring Josh Charles (Next Projection).
The Blair Witch Project co-director, Eduardo Sanchez’s Exists (Collider).
International trailer for Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash, starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons (Collider).