Yesterday’s News: Full House Reboot & Distribution Deals


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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.

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The 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival chooses Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman as its Centerpiece film (HIFF)

Nepal chooses Yadav Kumar Battarai’s Jhola as its contender for the foreign-language Oscar (Variety).

TrustNordisk nabs international sales rights for Nils Gaup’s The Last King (Variety).

Screen Media films acquires the US rights to Faults, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Indiewire).

The first synopsis of Jeff Nichols’ next film, Midnight Special, offers new character details (The Film Stage).

Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Basquiat) to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Lone Star Film Festival (Indiewire).

Magnet Releasing acquires worldwide rights to Satanic, a supernatural teen horror (Deadline).

Media Luna acquires world sales rights to Anahi Berneri’s Aire Libre (Variety).

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Maggie pulled from Toronto International Film Festival as Lionsgate buys North American rights (THR).

Voltage Films’ I.T. gets a director in John Moore with William Wisher to rewrite (Deadline).

The cast of Lee Daniels’ Richard Pryor biopic grows with Oprah Winfrey taking the role of Pryor’s grandmother, Marie Carter (ET Online).

Lake Bell’s sophomore directorial effort to be the Noah Baumbach penned Emperor’s Children for Imagine Entertaintment (Deadline).

Tom Hanks and Ron Howard are set to reteam in Sony Pictures and Imagine Entertainment’s Dan Brown adaptation, Inferno (Deadline).

Snowpiercer kicks off Oscar season by being the first DVD screener sent out to voters (Deadline).

New Line’s Vacation reboot adds more to its cast, with Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins set as Rusty’s sons (Variety).

Steven Spielberg is directing a Cold War spy thriller, written by the Coen Brothers and starring Tom Hanks (THR).

Steve Carell will replace Zach Galifianakis in Freeheld (Deadline).

James Ellroy, author of L.A. Confidential and The Black Dahlia, signs to write remake of Otto Preminger’s Laura for Fox 2000 (THR).

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Kim Kardashian to guest star on CBS’ 2 Broke Girls, because CBS hadn’t already provided you enough reasons to hate it (TVLine).

Warner Bros. TV considering a new take on Full House, with the involvement of the original producers and cast (TV Guide).

NBC puts medical drama Critical into development, from producer Eva Longoria (Devious Maids) and writer Katie Lovejoy (Dracula) (Deadline).

Donald Glover is the voice of Miles Morales on upcoming episode of Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors (USA Today).

Kathryn Prescott (Skins) snags lead role in CBS miniseries The Dovekeepers (Deadline).

Will Arnett’s BoJack Horseman gets second season renewal from Netflix (THR).

Ensemble comedy All Together Now, from Dads writer-producers Alec Sulkin and Julius “Goldie” Sharp, gets put pilot order from Fox (Deadline).

FX developing a single-camera comedy from Lucy Punch (Bad Teacher, Hot Fuzz), Arty Hines, and Casper Christensen (Deadline).

Matt Bomer joins the cast of FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show (Indiewire).

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First trailer for Grégory Levasseur’s The Pyramid (First Showing).

French-language trailer for Cédric Jimenez’s La French (aka The Connection), starring Jean Dujardin (Slashfilm).

Julius Avery’s Son of a Gun, starring Ewan McGregor and Brenton Thwaites (Film Divider).

Drafthouse Films’ documentary The Overnighters, from director Jesse Moss (Apple).


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Derek was the only engineer at Northeastern University taking a class on German film and turning a sociology research paper into an examination of Scorsese’s work. Still living in Boston, MA, he blatantly abuses his Netflix account, but can never seem to get his Instant Queue below 200. He continues to fight the stigma that being good at math means you are not any no good at writing. I good write, very much.