Yesterday’s News: King Kong Prequel & New Judd Apatow Series


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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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Jordan Vogt-Roberts will direct Tom Hiddleston in King Kong prequel Skull Island


New poster for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar (The Film Stage).

Ben Kingsley and Brie Larson join Daniel Radcliffe for Douglas McGrath’s Brooklyn Bridge (THR).

Nymphomaniac Director’s Cut will get day-and-date release across multiple platforms (THR).

Chris Fujiwara steps down as artistic director for Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eye For Film).

Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen and Morgan Spurlock announce 20 directors of We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss (THR).

Sean Maher lands lead role in Thomas Zellen’s indie sci-fi thriller ISRA-88 (The Wrap).

First poster for Into the Woods (The Film Stage).

Jordan Vogt-Roberts will direct Tom Hiddleston in King Kong prequel Skull Island (The Wrap).

Official poster for V/H/S: Viral (Magnet).

Chicago Film Festival announces 2014 lineup (Chicago Tribune).

Model Cara Delevingne in talks to co-star in adaptation of Paper Towns (Variety).

Ryan Guzman lands role in Richard Linklater’s That’s What I’m Talking About (Deadline).

The Leftovers’ Margaret Qualley joins Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in The Nice Guys (Variety).

Chris Hemsworth set to produce and star in adaptation of I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive (The Wrap).

New poster for Jemaine Clement’s What We Do in the Shadows (The Film Stage).

Ciaran Hinds joins Miles Teller in Bleed for This (THR).

Jill Soloway and Tim League will deliver the keynote address at Film Independent Forum (Indiewire).

New York Film Festival to world premiere documentary CITIZENFOUR on Edward Snowden (THR).

Shooting has officially begun on the Vacation reboot (ComingSoon).

Broad Green Pictures buys US rights to Ramin Bahrani’s 99 Homes for $3 million (Deadline).

Film Independent Forum selects Nightcrawler as the opening night screening (Variety).

Mackenzie Davis in final negotiations to join Matt Damon in Ridley Scott’s The Martian (The Wrap).

First photo of Alicia Vikander in Alex Garland’s Ex Machina (The Film Stage).

The Orchard acquires North American rights to Christopher Denham’s horror-thriller Preservation (Deadline).

Martin Campbell in early talks to direct Hunter Killer (The Wrap).

The Ben-Hur remake finds its lead in Jack Huston (Deadline).

Adam Robitel selected to write horror Cropsey (Deadline).

Joshua Oppenheimer and Alison Bechdel named 2014 MacArthur Foundation Fellows (Indiewire).

Edward Snowden documentary CITIZENFOUR to get UK premiere at BFI London Film Festival (THR).

Interstellar and Her cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema will shoot the upcoming Bond 24 (HitFix).

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Netflix gives two-season straight-to-series order to Judd Apatow’s Love, starring Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs


Netflix gives two-season straight-to-series order to Judd Apatow’s Love, starring Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs (Deadline).

Hallmark Channel developing two original movies based on the works of Karen Kingbury (THR).

IFC renews Maron for a third season (EW).

Spike TV developing drama Deep Web from Tony Krantz and Gary Oldman (Deadline).

VH1 greenlights spinoff series Tiny & Shekinah’s Weave Trip, because VH1 is now a cheaper version of Bravo (The Wrap).

MTV thriller drama series Eye Candy adds Casey Deidrick, John Garet Stoker, and Kiersey Clemon (Deadline).

USA’s action adventure event series DIG gets pushed to 2015 (Deadline).

PlayStation’s first original series Powers releases its first images (USA Today).

Mark Feuerstein lands guest role on the seventh season of Nurse Jackie (EW).

NBC gives script commitment to half-hour single-camera comedy based on Problem Child (THR).

American Horror Story: Freak Show adds Skyler Samuels in recurring role (THR).

Bravo’s new competition series Best New Restaurant chooses its competitors (Variety).

Fox gives put pilot commitment to Lucifer, based on the DC character and from Tom Kapinos (Deadline).

Brian Van Holt will have an early exit from the final season of Cougar Town (The Wrap).

James D’Arcy will play a living Jarvis opposite Hayley Atwell in Agent Carter (Variety).

Nick Tarabay cast as Captain Boomerang in Arrow (EW).

ABC developing The L.A. Crime, a “true-crime” procedural covering L.A.’s history (Deadline).

Nathan Parsons lands lead role in Amazon’s Point of Honor alongside Luke Benward (Deadline).

Shawn Ryan and Chip Johannessen each win two-year board seats for the Writers Guild of America West (Variety).

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Teaser trailer for Joe Stephenson’s Chicken


Teaser trailer for Joe Stephenson’s Chicken (Film 3Sixty).


About Author

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.