Yesterday’s News: Fantastic Fest’s Second Wave & The Knick on HBO


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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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Despite the rumbling aftershocks, Napa Valley Film Festival reveals full competition lineup (Deadline).

The Vancouver International Film Festival announces its 2014 B.C. Spotlight features (Straight).

Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey) cast in The Ninth Life of Louis Drax from director Alexandre Aja (Horns) and writer Max Minghella (Variety).

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 debuts new character posters, and yes, that is Fulton Reed as Pollux (Screen Crush).

Drafthouse Films and Participant Media get joint U.S. rights to The Look of Silence, Joshua Oppenheimer’s follow-up/companion piece to The Act of Killing (Deadline).

Michael Shamberg to receive the Golden Eye award for lifetime achievement in cinema at Zurich Film Festival (Variety).

Looney Tunes movie centered on Acme Corporation gets two new writers in Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (X-Men: First Class) (THR).

Sci-fi romance Departure gets a new director in David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada) (Deadline). starts selling movies without copyright protection (Variety).

Max Minghella and Callum Keith Rennie join the cast of Patricia Rozema’s thriller Into the Forest (Variety).

Fantastic Fest announces second wave of programming, including Nightcrawler as the closing night film (Fantastic Fest).

The Orchard gets U.S. distribution for Loitering with Intent, starring Sam Rockwell and Marisa Tomei (Indiewire).

Triple Nine, the latest from director John Hillcoat, gets September 11, 2015 nationwide release date (Deadline).

Martin Scorsese attached to direct film on rockers The Ramones (The Film Stage).

Magic Mike 2 release date moved up two days to the Wednesday before Fourth of July weekend (Deadline).

Grimmfest 2014 announces its Opening Night details, with the English premiere of Let Us Prey headlining (Horror Asylum).

Charlie Hunnam is nearing a deal to play King Arthur alongside Idris Elba in Guy Ritchie’s Knight of the Roundtable: King Arthur, and yes, that title is as awful as you think it is (The Wrap).

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MGM TV in the early development stages of In the Heat of the Night series, with Tate Taylor and Warren Littlefield as executive producers (Variety).

NBC buys Claudia Lonow’s comedy Assisted Living (Deadline).

HBO will air the first three episode of Steven Soderbergh’s The Knick on Labor Day (Variety).

First look at Seth Gilliam (The Wire) as Father Gabriel Stokes on The Walking Dead (EW).

Clown comedy series Baskets from Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K., and Jonathan Krisel, and starring Galifianakis gets FX series order (Variety).

Another medical drama, this time an adaptation of the South Korean drama series Good Doctor, to be produced by Daniel Dae Kim for CBS (Deadline).

Character actor Stephen Lee, most famous as the cabinet builder Conrad on Seinfeld, dead at 58 of a heart attack (Deadline).

Steve Franks (creator of Psych) gets put-pilot order from Fox for DeTour, a series based on Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo (Variety).

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Official international trailer for Stephen Daldry’s Trash, starring Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen (Total Film).

First trailer for Samba from directing team Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano’s (The Intouchables), starring Omar Sy and Charlotte Gainsbourg (The Film Stage).

First trailer for new Amazon series Transparent, starring Jeffrey Tambor (EW).

UK trailer for Alexandre Aja’s Horns, starring Daniel Radcliffe (Yahoo UK).

“Pink Band” trailer for German Wetlands (FilmDrunk).

Trailer for TIFF entry Bang Bang Baby, starring Jane Levy (Indiewire).


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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.