Yesterday’s News: Top Gun 2 Writer & Agent Carter on Agents of SHIELD


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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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Top Gun 2 gets The Jungle Book screenwriter Justin Marks


The Postman’s White Nights gets two territory deals with Leopardo Filmes getting Portugal rights and ASC Distribution getting France rights (Variety).

Hollywood Film Festival unveils its opening lineup (THR).

Paramount nears $12.5 million deal, plus planning to spend $20 million on P&A, for worldwide rights to Chris Rock’s Top Five (Variety).

Reese Witherspoon to star in Peggy Lee biopic directed by Todd Haynes, with a script by Nora Ephron (Twitter).

RIP: Costume designer George L. Little dies at 63 (THR).

Gravitas Ventures acquires worldwide rights to documentary The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin using Bitcoin with plans to sell the film for Bitcoin, because they just love saying Bitcoin (Deadline).

A24 nears $4 million deal for US rights to Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young (Deadline).

The Jungle Book writer Justin Marks tapped for Top Gun 2 (THR).

First image of Dianna Agron in Mark Polish’s Headlock (ComingSoon).

Nick Cassavetes will direct action thriller Expiration (The Wrap).

New poster for Justin Simien’s Dear White People (Indiewire).

Music Box Films acquires US rights to Arab Spring documentary We Are the Giant (Variety).

Submarine Deluxe acquires US rights to Peter Capaldi starring Inside the Mind of Leonardo in 3D (Variety).

Radius nabs North American rights to horror thriller Goodnight Mommy (THR).

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Hayley Atwell to guest star on Agents of SHIELD


69th Annual Tony Awards will air live from Radio City Music Hall on June 7th on CBS (The Wrap).

ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise is getting a second season next summer (EW).

Since it apparently wasn’t official before, CBS announces James Corden as Craig Ferguson’s Late Late Show replacement, confirming what everybody already knew (The Wrap).

Abby Elliott, Andy Buckley, Sean Kleier, KK Glick, and Joanna Cassidy join the cast of Bravo’s Odd Mom Out (THR).

VH1 renews Nicole Richie reality series Candidly Nicole for a second season (Deadline).

Maggie Lawson joins the final season of CBS’ Two and a Half Men, because apparently you can lose one and half men and still have a show (Deadline).

Connie Britton will make a brief cameo on Family Guy (EW).

Anthology series Manhunt gets 10-episode order from NBC contingent on casting and script approval (THR).

Amazon pilot The Man In The High Castle adds Alexa Davalos to cast in lead role (Deadline).

ABC puts Nuclear Family, a family comedy from writers/executive producers Pete Huyck and Alex Gregory and executive producers Todd Holland and Karey Burke, into development (Deadline).

Amazon pilot Mad Dogs, from Shawn Ryan, adds Steve Zahn, Romany Malco, and Ben Chaplin (THR).

Amazon’s yoga-themed comedy Down Dog adds Orange is the New Black’s Alysia Reiner (THR).

Awkward’s Lauren Iungerich gets put-pilot commitment from ABC for comedic mystery Couch Detective (THR).

Legendary Global TV Distribution acquires non-US rights to Syfy commissioned series The Expanse (Deadline).

David Fincher and James Ellroy reportedly setting up 1950s crime noir series at HBO (The Playlist).

Charlotte Arnold of Degrassi: The Next Generation will guest star in the season 3 premiere of Beauty and the Beast (The Wrap).

Turns out Bran might not be missing from season 5 of Game of Thrones (Slashfilm).

Hayley Atwell and George Stephanopoulos set to guest star on the season premiere of Agents of SHIELD (THR).

Fox gives put-pilot commitment to a TV sequel to Minority Report (THR).

Scott Silveri gets put-pilot commitment from Fox for an untitled comedy (THR).

ABC Family’s Mystery Girls cancelled (THR).

Patti LuPone set to guest star on Penny Dreadful’s second season (Variety).

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International trailer for David Ayer’s Fury


Official trailer for Rob Cohen’s thriller The Boy Next Door, starring Jennifer Lopez (Next Projection).

Teaser trailer for Veronica Mars spinoff Play It Again, Dick (Slashfilm).

International trailer for David Ayer’s Fury, starring Brad Pitt (Next Projection).

Trailer for horror romance Spring (The Film Stage).

International trailer for Ulrich Seidl’s In the Basement (Cine Maldito).


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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.