Yesterday’s News: Matt Damon Back to Bourne & Pete Davidson Joins SNL


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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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Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon in talks to return to Bourne series


Abu Dhabi Film Festival announces its opening and closing films (THR).

Bond 24 gets a start date, beginning production on December 6 (ComingSoon).

Oldenburg International Film Festival awards top prize to Michael Samir’s drama Hany (THR).

First image for Paolo Sorrentino’s The Early Years (The Film Stage).

Tribeca Film acquires North American rights to thriller Hyena (Variety).

First images from Dreamworks Animation’s upcoming Kung Fu Panda 3 and B.O.O (Film Divider).

Amplify and Starz buy North American rights to boxing documentary Champs (Variety).

Poster for Low Down starring Elle Fanning and John Hawkes (Indiewire).

First image from By the Sea, written, produced, directed by, and starring Angelina Jolie; also starring Brad Pitt (EW).

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies gets a banner large enough to befit its massive cast (ComingSoon).

Leslie Mann in talks to join Vacation reboot as Audrey Griswold (THR).

New poster for Dracula Untold starring Luke Evans (ComingSoon).

Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard near deal to write and direct an English-language remake of 2010 South Korean thriller I Saw the Devil (The Wrap).

Billy Bob Thornton eyeing role in David Gordon Green’s political dramedy Our Brand Is Crisis, starring Sandra Bullock (The Wrap).

Ben Foster joins Casey Affleck and Chris Pine in Craig Gillespie’s The Finest Hours (Variety).

Mayhem Film Festival announces full lineup (Twitch).

RIP: Filmmaker Theodore J. Flicker, co-creator of Barney Miller, dies at 84 (Variety).

George Clooney to be honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at this year’s Golden Globes (Variety).

I Know What You Did Last Summer now getting the reboot treatment with Sony Pictures tapping Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard for the adaptation (Deadline).

Chloe Grace Moretz starring The 5th Wave finds its younger brother in Zackary Arthur (THR).

Universal Pictures begins to make deals to bring Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass back to Jason Bourne series (Deadline).

D.J. Caruso’s The Disappointments Room adds Gerald McRaney (Deadline).

Chad Hodge chosen to adapt the first book in YA trilogy Darkest Minds (THR).

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Saturday Night Live adds Pete Davidson as featured player


Stand-up comedian Pete Davidson added to Saturday Night Live as featured player; reportedly, he will be the only new featured player this year (Deadline).

VH1 gives second season renewal to reality dating series Dating Naked, and depression follows (EW).

Season two of MTV2’s Nitro Circus Live will premiere on October 8 (THR).

First image from Lifetime’s Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever, and I so wish this was just a joke news item (The Wrap).

Jimmy Kimmel sells half-hour comedy pilot script to ABC, with Carson Daly and Dan Fogelman producing (THR).

NBC gives script-to-series commitment to horror/sci-fi/thriller anthology drama from Jason Blum (Deadline).

Amazon orders single-camera kids comedy The Kicks (Deadline).

The Flash brings back a familiar face with the casting of Amanda Pays as Dr. Tina McGee, reprising her role in the original live-action show (Variety).

Netflix’s Daredevil series finds its mentor in Scott Glenn (Variety).

Showtime reunites Genesis with documentary Genesis - Sum of the Parts, set to premiere on October 10th (Variety).

Vimeo and FilmBuff buy 10-episode indie webseries Wedlock, starring Mark Duplass and Jennifer Lafleur (The Wrap).

Tom Hanks producing HBO miniseries Factory Man (Deadline).

Andra Fuller joins the cast of BET’s The Game (The Wrap).

Legendary TV buys rights to John Scalzi’s novel Lock In with intents to adapt into series (Variety).

Jon Turteltaub producing multi-camera/hybrid comedy Letters To My Daughter’s Future Therapist for CBS (Deadline).

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Full trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1


US trailer for Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (Shock Till You Drop).

Full trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (ComingSoon).

Trailer for Francesco Munzi’s Black Souls (Twitch).

First trailer for Actress, starring Brandy Burre (Indiewire).

Full trailer for Parasyte (Twitch).

First teaser trailer for I (Twitch).

Trailer for Listen Up Philip, starring Jason Schwartzman and Elisabeth Moss (The Film Stage).

First teaser trailer for Sync (First Showing).


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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.