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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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First images of Dr. Doom and The Human Torch from the set of Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four (Film Divider).

New pictures from the set of David Fincher’s Gone Girl (Empire).

Darren Aronofsky will be awarded the 2014 Honorary Maverick Award at Woodstock Film Festival (Variety).

Osgood Perkins’ horror-thriller February nabs Emma Roberts and Kiernan Shipka (Deadline)

Academy reveals its picks for 2014 Governors Awards, including Harry Belafonte and Hayao Miyazaki (Deadline).

2014 Telluride Film Festival releases lineup, including Rosewater and Imitation Game (Variety).

Harrison Ford has apparently healed enough letting Star Wars: Episode VII resumes production (Variety).

BBC Worldwide North America has acquired U.S. and Canadian distribution for World War I drama Private Peaceful, featuring Richard Griffiths’ last performance (Variety).

Lucas Till (X-Men: First Class) joins the cast of D.J. Caruso’s The Disappointments Room (THR).

LeBron James starts to pump the brakes on his Hollywood dreams, and the world collectively shrugs (THR).

HBO will air Banksy documentary Bansky Does New York on November 17th (THR).

San Sebastian International Film Festival unveils Latin Horizons Sidebar lineup (THR).

Drafthouse films gets U.S. distribution of director Sean Mullin’s romantic comedy Amira & Sam, starring Martin Starr and Dina Shihabi (The Wrap).

Sundance Selects buy documentary Seymour: An Introduction, directed by Ethan Hawke (The Wrap).

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First new details on French drama Marseille from Netflix, debuting in late 2015 (Variety).

Jason Richman (Detroit 1-8-7) is adapting insomnia drama Nod for Fox with a script plus penalty commitment (THR).

Marco Polo, a new series from Netflix will premiere on December 12th (Deadline).

Netflix gets the rights to NBC’s The Blacklist for $2 million an episode, believed to be the biggest subscription video-on-demand deal for a TV series (Deadline).

Creator of Ray Donovan, Ann Biderman, will not be the showrunner for the series’ third season (THR).

David Hyde Pierce cast in recurring role for The Good Wife (THR).

A&E cancels Longmire, but the show will shop around for a new home (Deadline).

New drama Blindspot, from producer Greg Berlanti, gets script commitment from NBC (Deadline).

Just in case you were concerned that there were not going to be enough medical dramas, ABC gives put pilot order to a medical advocate drama project from David Marshall Grant (Nashville, Smash) (Deadline).

ABC gives script plus penalty commitment to a Southern family comedy inspired by the life of Johnny Knoxville, not kidding (THR).

Ed Helms will guest star on the second season of Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Guide).

CBS’ Battle Creek, the upcoming comedy co-created by Vince Gilligan, adds Patton Oswalt as a guest star (EW).

Fargo’s Allison Tolman will guest star on the second season of Fox’s The Mindy Project (TV Guide).

TBS’ The Ground Floor gets second season premiere date (TV Line).

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Hugh Grant and Marisa Tomei star in the trailer for Marc Lawrence’s The Rewrite (Next Projection).

U.S. Trailer for Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Winter Sleep, winner of the Palm d’Or (The Film Stage).

First trailer for Hong Sang-soo’s Hill of Freedom (The Film Stage).

First trailer for Jon Stewart’s Rosewater (The Dissolve).

Teaser trailer for Foxcatcher, starring Channing Tatum and Steve Carell (IMDB).

Trailer for Seventh Son, starring Jeff Bridges (Slashfilm).


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