Yesterday’s News: Legendary Comic Joan Rivers Dies


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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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Norway selects Bent Hamer’s 1001 Grams as its contender for the Foreign Language Oscar, competition begins to find a director with a cooler sounding name (Variety).

More on Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice with the first image of Katherine Waterston (The Film Stage).

Amy Ryan and David Strathairn join the cast of Louder than Bombs, alongside Jesse Eisenberg and Gabriel Byrne (Variety).

Production is set to start next month on a feature-length documentary focused on the life of Bobby Moore, celebrated English footballer (MovieScope).

Gren Wells’ debut feature The Road Within, starring Robert Sheehan, Dev Patel, Zoe Kravitz, Robert Patrick and Kyra Sedgwick, has US rights acquired by Well Go USA (The Wrap).

Psychological thriller Man Down adds Shia LaBeouf, Kate Mara, and Gary Oldman (Variety).

X-Men Apocalypse planning to shoot in Montreal in April 2015 (Slashfilm).

Jake Schreier (Robot & Frank) will direct Paper Towns, based on the novel by The Fault in Our Stars author John Green (Variety).

New photos from Kevin Smith’s latest film Tusk (Slashfilm).

Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallee’s will follow Wild with Demolition with Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts starring (Variety).

Level 33 Entertainment snags North American rights to Slamdance winner Copenhagen (Deadline).

Margot Robbie and Charlie Hunnam in talks for The Mountain Between Us (Deadline).

Colleen Atwood to receive the Distinguished Costume Designer award and Marco Beltrami to receive Distinguished Film Composer award at Middleburg Film Festival (Indiewire).

HBO set to air Mr. Dynamite, the James Brown documentary from Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger (The Wrap).

eOne signs a distribution deal with Vimeo for day-and-date releases of four fall features, including Robin Williams’ A Merry Friggin’ Christmas (Variety).

The Netherlands chooses Paula van der Oest’s Accused as its candidate for the Foreign Language Oscar (Variety).

Director Andres Muschietti (Mama) has been tapped to direct video game adaptation Shadow of the Colossus (THR).

Truth, based on the scandal that ruined Dan Rather’s career, will begin shooting this fall under the direction of James Vanderbilt and starring Robert Redford (THR).

The Little Film Company acquires world sales rights to Basel Owies’ The Barber (Variety).

Ben Affleck’s adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s Live By Night adds Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, and Elle Fanning (Deadline).

Debut film from Bruce Donnelly, the Cuban documentary Alumbrones, has North American rights acquired by Candy Factory Distribution (Indiewire).

A mysterious Facebook page suggests that Paul Schrader’s latest The Dying of the Light might be in some trouble (Variety).

Raindance Film Festival releases their 2014 lineup (Indiewire).

First image of Vin Diesel in The Last Witch Hunter (First Showing).

Director Morten Tyldum will follow The Imitation Game with conspiracy film Pattern Recognition (THR).

Steve Carell starring The Priority negotiates for Jonathan Tropper to write and David Frankel to direct (Variety).

Metafilms producer Nancy Grant wins the Canadian Media Production Association’s Feature Film Producer Award (Variety).

If you just needed to see that new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on a bigger screen, you’re in luck; the film will get a one-week Imax 3D run (Variety).

Beyond Fest 2014 announces its schedule (Beyond Fest).

Relativity locks up US distribution rights to The Woman in Black 2 in seven-figure deal (Deadline).

Todd Phillips upcoming Arms & The Dudes looks at Shia LaBeouf and Jesse Eisenberg to star (Deadline).

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby filmmaker Ned Benson chosen by the Weinstein Company to rewrite How Starbucks Saved My Life (The Wrap).

Emma Greenwell joins the cast of Pride Prejudice and Zombies (Variety).

Julia Roberts enters negotiations to join Gwyneth Paltrow and Chiwetel Ejiofor in the Secret in Their Eyes remake (THR).

Rob Schneider is apparently still making movies with his animated polar bear comedy Norm of the North set for an early 2016 release (Variety).

Veronica Ferres joins the cast of Nicolas Cage starring supernatural thriller Pay the Ghost (Deadline).

Zac Efron and Robert De Niro will star in Dirty Grandpa from director Dan Mazer (THR).

Yaya DaCosta joins the cast of Bolden (Variety).

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Dancing with the Stars (really stretching the definition of “star”) announces the cast of Season 19, and the world begins waiting for Alfonso Ribeiro’s Carlton and Apache dance (THR).

First image of Melissa McBride’s Carol on the next season of The Walking Dead (The Wrap).

The 2014 Kennedy City Honors have been announced with Al Green, Tom Hanks, Patricia McBride, Sting, and Lily Tomlin set to receive the honor. The Honors Gala will air on CBS on December 30th (The Wrap).

NBC developing Hospitality, a multi-camera comedy that would air live each week, from writer Chris Moynihan (Deadline).

New comedic half-hour documentary series Follow the Rules from Queen Latifah will star Ja Rule, just to tickle those special nostalgia places before you realize how awfully sad it will probably be (The Wrap).

The Travel Channel gives greenlight to new series Hello Goodbye, produced by Ellen DeGeneres (Deadline).

Law & Order: SVU’s Mariska Hargitay will answer James Lipton’s questions on Inside the Actors Studio on September 22nd (THR).

RIP: Joan Rivers dies at the age of 81 (Variety).

Serinda Swan (Graceland) gets multi-episode arc on Chicago Fire (EW).

Fox is developing a six-hour event series inspired by Carrie Underwood song Two Black Cadillacs, I know…I know… (Deadline).

Arrow casts Matt Nable as the villainous Ra’s al Ghul (THR).

The 13th season of PBS’ Independent Lens series will kickoff with documentary Bully (Indiewire).

Arrow and The Flash co-creator Greg Berlanti behind development of Supergirl series (Deadline).

First look at the Futurama and The Simpsons crossover episode (Slashfilm).

PBS’ Women in Comedy documentary, set to air September 30th, will feature one of the last Joan Rivers interviews (Deadline).

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Official trailer for Starring Adam West, a documentary on the campy Batman actor (Slashfilm).

Second trailer for God Help the Girl, from first time director, and Belle and Sebastian musician, Stuart Murdoch (Next Projection).

Trailer for Chilean director Cristián Jiménez’s Voice Over (Indiewire).

First trailer for Mia Hansen-Løve’s Eden, starring Greta Gerwig and Brady Corbet (The Film Stage).

Trailer for German thriller Who Am I - No System Is Safe (The Wrap).

First trailer for documentary The 50 Year Argument, co-directed by Martin Scorsese (The Film Stage).

TIFF Trailer for horror-romance Spring, starring Lou Taylor Pucci (Deadline).

Teaser for Australian sci-fi film Infini (Twitch).

Teaser for Kevin Costner’s Black and White (Deadline).

Second trailer for Horrible Bosses 2 (Slashfilm).

Trailer for Something Wicked, Brittany Murphy’s last film (The Wrap).

First trailer for Kickstarter funded Carver, from 14-year-old director Emily DiPrimio (Badass Digest).

First trailer for The Infinite Sea, the sequel to Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave (EW).


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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.