Yesterday’s News: Secret Cinema’s LA Plans & NickSports


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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 Weinstein Company snatches up all non-theatrical US rights to Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot, starring Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench (Variety).

Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner announced as the Time Out gala film at this year’s London Film Festival (Time Out London).

San Sebastian Film Festival will honor Benicio del Toro with the Donostia career achievement award (Variety).

Serbia sends along Dragan Bjelogrlic’s See You in Montevideo as its contender for Foreign Language Oscar (Variety).

Park Chan-wook confirmed to be working on Korean-language thriller based on Sarah Waters’ novel Fingersmith; casting will start this month (Screen Daily).

Get ready for a poster with two people about to kiss in soft focus, Ross Katz set to direct adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ novel The Choice (Variety).

YouTube and Legendary to host horror short film competition with Guillermo del Toro lined up as an advisor. The winner will receive development deal with Legendary (Variety).

Shane Black’s The Nice Guys, starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, will start production in the fall with a summer 2016 planned release date (Deadline).

Universal Pictures International snatches up international rights to documentary Sunshine Superman, ahead of its Toronto International Film Festival world premiere (Variety).

Busan International Film Festival chooses Doze Niu’s Taiwanese war romance Paradise in Service as its opener (MovieScope).

Kino Lorber acquires all US and Canadian rights to Eugène Green’s La Sapienza (Indiewire).

Lionsgate’s Grindstone Entertainment buys North American rights to Shakespeare adaptation Cymbeline, starring Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich, John Leguizamo, Penn Badgley, Dakota Johnson, and Anton Yelchin (Variety).

Mark Duplass receives first ever Fiercely Independent Award from Woodstock Film Festival (Variety).

The USC School of Cinematic Arts now houses the Dennis Hopper Collection, an assembly of the late actor and artist’s scripts, awards, film posters, photography and personal letters (Variety).

Ondi Timoner will direct Brand, a documentary on comedian Russell Brand (The Wrap).

Mongrel International acquires international sales rights to stage director Simon Stone’s The Daughter (Variety).

Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin in negotiations to star in Me Before You for Thea Sharrock (Deadline).

Sony Pictures Animation developing The Lamb, inspired by the Nativity story (The Wrap).

Lionsgate gets North American VOD rights to documentary Fight Church and Morgan Spurlock’s Warrior Poets will develop a docu reality series based on the film (Deadline).

Strand Releasing acquires Greek comedy Xenia from director Panos H. Koutras (Indiewire).

After the success of its London secret screening, Secret Cinema will bring Back to the Future to LA next summer (THR).

Premiere Entertainment Group buys foreign sales rights to writer-director Stephen Belber’s comedy Match, starring Patrick Stewart and Carla Gugino (Variety).

Alden Ehrenreich in talks to join the Coen Brothers’ upcoming Hail Caesar! (Variety).

Troy Duffy reveals title and key plot details of third installment of The Boondock Saints, because he is physically unable to develop any other kind of idea (Flickering Myth).

How To Train Your Dragon 3 release date pushed back one year (Slashfilm).

Dax Shepard has been tapped by Warner Brothers to write, direct, and star in CHiPS remake, with Michael Pena as Ponch (Deadline).

The characters of Frozen are set to return in the spring of 2015 with animated short Frozen Fever (Variety).

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Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black) lines up guest starring role on season 2 of MTV’s Faking It (EW).

Nickelodeon to launch NickSports on Nicktoons channel with longform and shortform content from the NFL, Major League Soccer, and Nascar (Variety).

Adam Levine produced comedy series Kids in America gets a script commitment from NBC (Deadline).

John Stamos nabs the lead role in ABC’s midseason drama series Members Only (Deadline).

Blumhouse and Fox TV Studios developing Son of Sam miniseries, written by Steven Katz (Deadline).

The Dangerous Book For Boys gets deal from NBC, with Greg Mottola to write and direct (Deadline).

Netflix picks up a third and final season of Hemlock Grove (Variety).

David Simon’s upcoming HBO miniseries Show Me A Hero adds a whole bunch to its cast, including Clarke Peters and Daniel Stern (Deadline).

NBC gives put pilot order to ensemble comedy The One That Got Away (Deadline).

ABC gives script commitment to Jermaine Fowler’s untitled semi-autobiographical comedy (THR).

Fox pulls the plug on Gang Related after its first season (Deadline).

PBS will air Robin Williams tribute Robin Williams Remembered — A Pioneers of Television Special, featuring Williams’ last full-length television interview (Variety).

Andrew Klavan will write abortionist TV film Gosnell (Deadline).

Judah Miller’s single-camera family comedy gets put pilot commitment from ABC (Deadline).

Netflix knows how much people love Batman and preemptively buy streaming rights to Fox’s upcoming series Gotham (Deadline).



Full trailer for Monsters: Dark Continent, starring Joe Dempsie (Next Projection).

Japanese trailer for Dracula Untold, starring Luke Evans (HeyUGuys).

Red Band trailer for horror sequel ABCs of Death 2 (Next Projection).

New trailer for Cymbeline, starring Ed Harris and Ethan Hawke (The Film Stage).

Trailer for South African Impunity, directed by Jyoti Mistry (Twitch).

First trailer for Shonali Bose’s Margarita, With A Straw (Twitch).

Trailer for Belgian director Pieter Van Hees’ Waste Land (Twitch).

Trailer for Vietnamese found footage horror The Lost Tour (Twitch).


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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.