Yesterday’s News: Magic Mike XXL Loses McConaughey & Marvel TV Deal


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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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Matthew McConaughey will not be in Magic Mike XXL


Marvel Studios looking to shoot Doctor Strange in mid-2015 with a release date of July 8, 2016 (ScreenDaily).

Katie Couric and Stephanie Soechtig will reteam for a documentary on U.S. gun-control laws and the backstory of the NRA (THR).

Kevin Pollack and Joey King join Sean Garrity’s Borealis (THR).

Brazilian poster for Whiplash (The Film Stage).

Panama selects documentary Invasion from director Abner Benaim as its contender for the Foreign Language Oscar (THR).

Katherine Waterston nabs lead role in Alex Ross Perry’s psychological thriller Queen of Earth opposite Elisabeth Moss (THR).

Magnolia Pictures acquires US rights to Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper starring Serena (THR).

Inception Media acquires North American rights to Viktor starring Gérard Depardieu and Elizabeth Hurley (The Wrap).

New poster for Fury (ComingSoon).

Bleed for This gets its mother in Katey Sagal (Deadline).

Another new Insterstellar poster (The Film Stage).

Austin Film Festival and Screenwriters Conference announces schedule (THR).

Magnet Releasing acquires North American rights to The Dead Lands (Deadline).

The fifth Paranormal Activity officially titled Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, will be released March 13, 2015 (The Wrap).

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies gets its Mr. Collins in Matt Smith (THR).

The Beginners Guide to Snuff from The Butcher Brothers adds Joey Kern, Luke Edwards, Bree Williamson, and Brad Greenquist (THR).

John Carroll Lynch cast as Jerry Sandusky in Brian De Palma’s Happy Valley (The Wrap).

Ridley Scott and Giannina Facio buy screen rights to bestselling book Embraced By The Light (Deadline).

Matthew McConaughey will not be in Magic Mike XXL (The Playlist).

Relativity Studios sets release dates for The Disappointments Room and Kidnap (Deadline).

Kate Mara offered role in Ridley Scott’s The Martian (Deadline).

Focus World buys domestic distribution rights to Ruth & Alex, starring Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman (The Wrap).

Liam Neeson approached to star in thriller Tell No One (Deadline).

Let’s Be Cops’ Luke Greenfield signs deal with Fox for his next film, an untitled suspense thriller (Deadline).

Dennis Haysbert joins zombie film Dead Rising and Ted 2 (The Wrap).

Adaptation of best-seller Struck by Genius in development with Channing Tatum to star (THR).

First poster for St. Vincent (EW).

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TNT wins TV rights for next five Marvel movies


Sundance Institute announces 10 writers selected for first episodic story lab (Variety).

USA’s Complications, from Matt Nix, adds four recurring players (Variety).

Sam Richardson being promoted to series regular on the next season of Veep (Deadline).

Bill Hader will return to Saturday Night Live as a host on October 11th (The Wrap).

Betsy Thomas will step in as showrunner on NBC’s Bad Judge (Deadline).

Gloria Steinem will cameo on the third episode of the upcoming season of The Good Wife (THR).

Oxygen orders anthology series My Crazy Love (The Wrap).

Official poster for Arrow season 3 (ComingSoon).

Amazon buys sci-fi comedy NORAD from writer Jason Micallef (THR).

TNT wins TV rights for next five Marvel movies (Variety).

Fox developing airline heist drama The Ultimate Getaway from Sheldon Turner (THR).

Greg Garcia’s Amigos de Garcia sells two comedies to CBS (THR).

ABC developing half-hour bank comedy from Stephnie Weir (Deadline).

USA’s Stanistan adds Zach Gilford and Jonathan Cake (Deadline).

ABC gives script commitment to Quantico drama from Josh Safran and Mark Gordon (THR).

RIP: Voice actor Buster Jones, voice of Black Vulcan on Super Friends, dies at 71 (Variety).

Nat Faxon books guest role on NBC’s Marry Me (THR).

Machinima scores exclusive rights to three-part animated Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles (Variety).

Lifetime’s Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever finds its voice for Grumpy Cat in Aubrey Plaza, and it makes my soul sad that this is the second time I’ve reported on this turd (TV Guide).

Annika Marks cast in ABC Family’s The Fosters; Rotimi Akinosho cast in Starz’s Power (Deadline).


Second official trailer for The Judge


Trailer for documentary E-Team (Indiewire).

Second official trailer for The Judge (Next Projection).

US trailer for Force Majeure (The Film Stage).

International trailer for The Dead Lands (The Film Stage).

Redux trailer for The Guest (First Showing).

US trailer for Red Army (First Showing).

Full trailer for Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children (ComingSoon).

First trailer for V/H/S: Viral (The Film Stage).


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