Yesterday’s News: Javier Bardem in Pirates & Chris Rock to Host 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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Javier Bardem in early talks to take on villainous role in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales


International sales rights to Roar Uthaug’s The Wave acquired by TrustNordisk (Variety).

Miramax signs a deal for global rights to Revolution’s library of over 40 titles (Movie Scope).

Alexis Knapp, Bar Paly, Chris Geere, and Nick Thune join Pierce Brosnan and Ashley Greene in indie thriller Urge (THR).

Kino Lorber acquires US rights to Palestinian documentary The Wanted 18 (Indiewire).

Magnolia Pictures nabs US rights to Venice winner A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence director Roy Andersson (Deadline).

Mórbido Film Festival announces first wave of programming (Twitch).

The Boy Next Door poster (Coming Soon).

Screen Media Films picks up US distribution of Michael Winterbottom’s The Face of an Angel (Indiewire).

Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher tapped to script Megiddo (Deadline).

The Imitation Game wins audience award at the Hamptons Film Festival (THR).

Larry Clark’s Marfa Girl getting limited release courtesy of Breaking Glass Pictures; FilmBuff acquires J.C. Khoury’s All Relative (Deadline).

Javier Bardem in early talks to take on villainous role in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (The Wrap).

Sam Raimi in talks to direct Love May Fail, based on the novel by Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick (Deadline).

Jonathan Levine’s untitled Christmas comedy, starring Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Anthony Mackie, gets November 25, 2015 release date (The Wrap).

Jack Davenport and Kelli Garner join the cast of indie Americana (THR).

RIP: Veteran Hollywood executive Susan Jackson dies at 54 (The Wrap).

Lizzy Caplan in talks for Now You See Me 2 (The Wrap).

RIP: Producer Alain Siritzky dies at 72 (THR).

Ariana Grande, Nicholas Hoult, and Katie Holmes set to voice the leads in Underdogs (The Wrap).

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 has its release date pushed back to February 2015 (The Wrap).

Jurassic World gets a new poster (Coming Soon).

Jaz Sinclair lands lead role in John Green adaption Paper Towns (The Wrap).

Rob McElhenney to make feature directorial debut with Figment (Deadline).

The Vladar Company acquires North American rights to Andrea Pallaoro’s Medeas (THR).

Mance Media acquires international rights to Zero Charisma (THR).

RIP: Stuntmen Bob Orrison, 86, and and Gary McLarty, 73, die in traffic accident (THR).

20th Century Fox moves Independence Day 2 up one week, delays Hitman: Agent 47 six months; The Weinstein Company pushes Paddington to the January graveyard (Coming Soon).

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Chris Rock to host November 1 episode of Saturday Night Live with musical guest Prince


Cecile de France, Nathalie Baye, and Audrey Fleurot join the cast of Dominique Besnehard and Fanny Herrero’s six-part miniseries Call My Agent! (Variety).

Turner Broadcasting relauching Boomerang as an all-animated kids network (The Wrap).

Pharrell Williams will return to judge The Voice for Season 8 (Deadline).

WGN America gives second season renewal to Manhattan (The Wrap).

Prettly Little Liars co-showrunner Oliver Goldstick set to pen The CW reboot of ITV’s The Town (THR).

NBC puts half-hour comedy Like Father, Like Son into development, inspired by the life of producer Will Packer (Deadline).

New poster for ABC holiday special Toy Story That Time Forgot (EW).

Mystery Science Theater 3000’s Joel Hodgson and Trace Beaulieu join the cast of Paul Feig’s half-hour comedy Other Space on Yahoo (Variety).

Emily Osment and Molly Ringwald lead voice cast of new Rainbow Brite series from subscription video-on-demand service Feeln (THR).

Nick Cannon lands recurring guest role on Brooklyn Nine-Nine (The Wrap).

The National Geographic Channel greenlights three new series (The Wrap).

Mena Suvari finalizing deal to lead WE tv’s thriller drama South of Hell (Deadline).

CBS puts multi-camera comedy produced by Ed Helms into development (Deadline).

Greta Lee lands guest role on New Girl (THR).

HGTV expands slate with crop of new docu-reality series (Variety).

Allie Grant nabs guest role on The Goldbergs (THR).

Marc Cherry and Neal Baer set up action-adventure mystery drama Cheerleader Death Squad at the CW (Deadline).

ABC closes deal for single-camera comedy Men In Shorts (Deadline).

HBO gives pilot order to Steve McQueen’s Codes of Conduct, starring newcomer Devon Terrell (THR).

Chris Rock to host November 1 episode of Saturday Night Live with musical guest Prince (The Wrap).

Marshall Allman nabs co-lead in MTV’s comedy Ken Jeong Made Me Do It (Deadline).

Lego developing reality competition formats to launch a TV series in 2015 (The Guardian).

Online video network Maker Studios greenlights four original series from Morgan Spurlock (The Wrap).

A to Z adds Ray Parker Jr. to its Halloween episode (EW).

The CW looking to adapt The Illusionist to television with Mark Hudis writing (THR).

CBS gives script commitment to half-hour hybrid comedy based on Paul Weitz’s In Good Company (Deadline).

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New trailer for Foxcatcher


International trailer for Jean-Luc Godard’s Goodbye to Language (Indiewire).

Trailer for Takashi Miike’s As The Gods Will (Twitch).

New trailer for Miss Meadows (Coming Soon).

New trailer for Foxcatcher (Next Projection).


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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. Now in Austin, TX, he blatantly abuses his Netflix account on the reg, although his List mocks him as it proudly sits healthily above 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.