Yesterday’s News: 23 Jump Street & New Food Docuseries


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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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Rodney Rothman to write 23 Jump Street


Production on thriller The Finest Hours from director Craig Gillespie, starring Chris Pine and Casey Affleck, is scheduled to start in September in Quincy and Chatham, Massachusetts (ComingSoon).

Kyle Gallner joins the cast of The Finest Hours (Deadline).

Europacorp is nearing acquisition of US right to Jalmari Helander’s actioner Big Game, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Ray Stevenson, and Jim Broadbent (The Wrap).

Karen Leigh Hopkins to write adaptation of black comedy Mourning Glory (Variety).

Helen Hunt directed Ride acquired by Screen Media (The Wrap).

Chile submits To Kill a Man as contender for Foreign Language Oscar (THR).

The Producers Guild of America will honor Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer with the 2015 Milestone Award (Deadline).

Til Schweiger and Fedor Bondarchuk sign on to star in Antalyagrad (THR).

Susanne Bier to head international jury of the 10th Zurich International Film Festival; the jury also includes Val Kilmer, Donald De Line, Marie Masmonteil, and Jasmila Zbanic (THR).

Albert Brooks in talks to join Will Smith in an untitled NFL concussion drama (Variety).

New York Film Festival lines up Ethan Hawke and Richard Gere for An Evening With… series (THR).

Ambulante, the largest documentary film festival in Mexico, plans to expand to Los Angeles (Indiewire).

First images from Joe Carnahan’s Stretch (Slashfilm).

New poster for Quvenzhané Wallis starring Annie (ComingSoon).

New poster for Andrew Niccol’s Good Kill (The Film Stage).

23 Jump Street is apparently happening with Rodney Rothman set to write the script, unsure if directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will be returning (Deadline).

Sequel Now You See Me 2 set for release on June 10, 2016; Dirty Grandpa to be released December 25, 2015 (THR).

Animated Bafici, an animated film festival, unveils program including the latest from Hayao Miyazaki and Bill Plympton (THR).

Image Entertainments gets US rights to Thomas McCarthy’s The Cobbler, starring Adam Sandler, for $3.5 million (Variety).

Rachel Brosnahan joins family drama Louder Than Bombs; Jesse Carere cast in Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s Stanford Prison Experiment; Danielle Savre joins indie thriller Avouterie (Deadline).

Dave Bautista’s Drax the Destroyer said to be in Avengers 3 (PWInsider).

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Netflix and OWN announce new food docuseries


Famed adultery site Ashley Madison to help produce TV drama on cheating spouses, because people are awful (THR).

Netflix buys French animated series Wakfu (Variety).

Roland Emmerich to direct and executive produce New Angeles alongside Keanu Reeves, a drama series centered around virtual reality (Deadline).

E! greenlights original docuseries Christina Milian Turned Up for an early 2015 premiere, causing most people to realize that Christina Milian is still a person (Deadline).

Netflix greenlights Chef’s Table, its first docuseries (Variety).

You don’t say, another medical drama?! Halle Berry and Katie Jacobs producing an untitled medical drama for CBS, written by Larry Kaplow (Deadline).

Ugly Betty creator Silvio Horta receives script commitment from NBC for his hourlong drama The Curse of the Fuentes Women (Deadline).

OWN places eight episode order for hourlong docuseries 2 Fat 2 Fly, in other news, not even Stedman watches OWN (Deadline).

Rami Malek nabs lead role in USA hacker drama Mr. Robot (THR).

NBC give pilot production commitment to Game of Silence, a drama based on Turkish series Suskunlar (Deadline).

CBS lands Seth Grahame-Smith and Greg Berlanti’s supernatural procedural drama The Things They Left Behind, based on a Stephen King short story (Deadline).

NBC miniseries The Slap adds Zachary Quinto and Brian Cox (THR).

Nick at Nite/NickMom family comedy series Instant Mom gets third season (Deadline).

Bojana Novakovic books recurring role on Shameless (Deadline).

NBC’s upcoming Peter Pan Live gets its Mrs. Darling in Kelli O’Hara (THR).

FXX plans to keep riding The Simpsons train with eight-episode music-themed mini-marathon set to start on September 11th (Variety).

NBC gives script commitment to an untitled pub quiz comedy from Chris Moynihan (THR).

Rick Fox set to guest star on the next season of CBS’ Mom (EW).

Marc Summers wants to reboot Double Dare, looking at colleges as the new setting (Huffington Post).

Kristen Johnston gets guest role on Modern Family (EW).

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Trailer for documentary Virunga


Trailer for thriller Free Fall (ComingSoon).

Teaser trailer for HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge, starring Frances McDormand (Slashfilm).

Trailer for documentary Virunga (Indiewire).

Trailer for psychological drama Elephant Song (EW).

Trailer for indie period drama Walt Before Mickey, starring Thomas Ian Nicholas and Jon Heder (Deadline).

Official trailer for documentary Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me (Deadline).


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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.