Yesterday’s News: Deadpool Gets Date & SNL Picks Announcer


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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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Deadpool gets release date of February 12, 2016


Teaser poster for The Imitation Game (Empire).

Music Box Films acquires US rights to Gemma Bovery, starring Gemma Arterton (Variety).

Kyle Gallner and Adam Nee starring in comedic thriller Band of Robbers (Variety).

Denmark submits Nils Malmros’ Sorrow and Joy as contender for Foreign Language Oscar (Variety).

Iceland announces the creation of Stockfish Film Festival (THR).

BAFTA Los Angeles announces Robert Downey Jr., Emma Watson, Mark Ruffalo, Dame Judi Dench, and Mike Leigh as recipients of Britannia Awards (The Wrap).

Tom Sizemore launches Indiegogo campaign to finance thriller An Honest Crime (Deadline).

Lionsgate grabs global distribution rights to The Smosh Movie (Variety).

Adam Mckay attached to direct Seth Rogen in comedy written by Ben Schwartz (Variety).

Chris Rock’s Top Five will get a limited release on December 5th, followed by wide release on December 12th (THR).

Czech Republic selects Andrea Sedlakova’s Fair Play as contender for Foreign Language Oscar (Variety).

The Australians in Film set to honor Margot Robbie, Brenton Thwaites, and Anthony LaPaglia (The Wrap).

Broad Green Pictures acquires US rights to Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano’s Samba (Indiewire).

Pakistan selects Afia Nathaniel’s Dukhtar as contender for Foreign Language Oscar (THR).

Andie MacDowell joins the cast of Magic Mike XXL (Variety).

iPhone Film Festival announces its second iteration (Variety).

Anthony Mackie boards David Gordon Green’s Our Brand is Crisis alongside Sandra Bullock (THR).

Teaser poster for Insidious Chapter 3 (ComingSoon).

The Academy will add the director’s name to statuette of winning Best Foreign Language Film, leading many to wonder how this is just now happening (The Wrap).

Guy Ritchie casts Astrid Berges-Frisbey as Guinevere in Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, which continues to be an awful title (Deadline).

Brazil selects Daniel Ribeiro’s The Way He Looks as contender for Foreign Language Oscar (THR).

David Thorpe’s documentary Do I Sound Gay? set to open DOC NYC (Indiewire).

Santana Films releasing This Last Lonely Place through Indiegogo and VHX (THR).

First look at Genndy Tartakovsky’s animated Popeye (ComingSoon).

Hamptons International Film Festival adds Wild and Foxcatcher, reveals lineup for Conflict & Resolution series (Indiewire).

Gabriel Basso joins Meg Ryan’s directorial debut Ithaca alongside Tom Hanks (The Wrap).

Toby Kebbell in early talks to play the villainous Messala in Ben-Hur (Variety).

Thor Freudenthal signs on to direct A Lion Called Christian (THR).

Deadpool gets release date of February 12, 2016; Assassin’s Creed knocked back to 2016; Fantastic Four jumps from June to August (THR).

Paul Reiser signs on to join Will Smith in untitled football concussion drama (THR).

Noah Hawley to adapt his novel Before The Fall for Sony Pictures (Deadline).

Jada Pinkett Smith in talks to join Magic Mike XXL (Deadline).

Max Borenstein returns to script Godzilla sequel (Deadline).

Sony Pictures buys shark spec script In The Deep (Deadline).

Colombia selects Maria Gamboa’s Mateo as contender for Foreign Language Oscar (THR).

London Has Fallen, the sequel to Olympus Has Fallen, loses its director over creative differences (THR).

Patrick Fugit joins Elisabeth Moss in Queen of Earth (THR).

Ang Lee to direct adaptation of novel Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (Deadline).

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Darrell Hammond returns to Saturday Night Live as announcer


Darrell Hammond returns to Saturday Night Live as announcer (Variety).

Maisie Williams cast in Channel 4’s real-time cyber-bullying thriller Cyber Bully (THR).

MTV and Logo TV to simultaneously premiere documentary Laverne Cox: The T Word on October 17th (The Wrap).

Ben Whishaw lands lead role in BBC drama London Spy (THR).

PBS buys documentary series Our Cameras, Our Stories, set to premiere on October 4th (The Wrap).

Carol Mendelsohn sells untitled journalism dramedy to ABC (THR).

ABC adapting Korean drama My Love From Another Star (THR).

Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader producers, Mark Burnett and Mike Darnell, get order from ABC for game show 500 Questions (THR).

FX gives Tyrant a second season (Variety).

TNT orders pilot for untitled cocaine drama from producers Jerry Bruckheimer, Michael Bay, and Michelle Ashford (THR).

Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer developing half-hour comedy centered on a French actress who moves to the US for HBO (Deadline).

Lifetime sets Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B for premiere on November 15th (The Wrap).

A&E adapting Mexican drama Nino Santo (THR).

NBC gives script commitment to single-camera comedy The Greatest Love Story Ever Told (THR).

Fox gives put-pilot commitment to fantasy football comedy Fantasy Life with Kevin Connolly attached to star (THR).

CBS gives legal drama Acquittal put pilot commitment (Deadline).


Teaser trailer for A Most Violent Year


Teaser trailer for Index Zero (Twitch).

Red Band trailer for V/H/S: Viral (Next Projection).

Teaser trailer for A Most Violent Year (Next Projection).

Trailer for Low Down (Indiewire).

First trailer for Fishing Without Nets (Twitch).

First trailer for Big Eyes (The Film Stage).


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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.