Yesterday’s News: Key and Peele’s Keanu & SNL Promotes Leslie Jones


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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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Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele set for their first joint film project Keanu


Irrfan Khan to head The Abu Dhabi Film Festival jury (THR).

Palestinian documentary Speed Sisters to open Ajyal Youth Film Festival (THR).

My Little Pony animated movie announced with eyes on a 2017 release (Variety).

Lionsgate and Tribeca Enterprises launches subscription video-on-demand service in the first half of next year (Variety).

New banner for Horrible Bosses 2 (Coming Soon).

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele set for their first joint film project Keanu at New Line (Deadline).

American Cinematheque to honor writer-producer Stan Freberg (Variety).

Walt Disney Animation Studios announces plans for Moana, directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, for release in late 2016 (Coming Soon).

AFI Fest adds The Homesman to gala lineup (Variety).

IFC Films acquires rights to Time Out of Mind starring Richard Gere (The Wrap).

Fox grabs rights to sci-fi graphic novel Doctors (THR).

22 Jump Street heading back to theaters on October 24th (Deadline).

Antonio Banderas to receive honorary Goya Award (THR).

Cabin Fever remake happening with first film’s script and Eli Roth as executive producer (Deadline).

Third Sharknado will attack the “Feast Coast”, will somehow still be heard over the world’s collective groan (THR).

MGM makes deal for Cop Swap, to be directed by Steve Pink (Deadline).

Rob Riggle joins the cast of video game adaptation Dead Rising: Watchtower (THR).

New Hampshire Film Festival announces winners (Indiewire).

Bella Thorne joins the voice cast of Underdogs (Deadline).

Ron Livingston joins The 5th Wave (THR).

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces eight contenders for the best documentary short film Oscar (THR).

Renee Zellweger boards Same Kind Of Different As Me (Deadline).

The Nice Guys casts Beau Knapp and Keith David as its bad guys (THR).

RIP: Pro-wrestler and actor in Escape From New York Ox Baker dies at 80 (THR).

Sean Bean joins Matt Damon in Ridley Scott’s The Martian (THR).

The Conjuring 2 release pushed to 2016 (Variety).

Goldcrest Films acquires international rights to Against the Sun starring Tom Felton (Variety).

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Saturday Night Live promotes writer Leslie Jones to featured player


Netflix orders its first original Canadian production with Between, starring Jennette McCurdy (THR).

Intrigue options format rights to Quebec psychological thriller Appearances (THR).

James Denton to join Catherine Bell in Hallmark Channel’s 10-episode series The Good Witch (Deadline).

ABC gives script commitment to half-hour comedy Bookclub from Patti Carr and Lara Olsen (Deadline).

Sony’s AXN buys pay TV rights to the first two season of cop series Falco in 15 Central and Eastern European territories, including Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic (Variety).

ABC lands drama series The Erotic Silence Of The American Wife (Deadline).

TNT to air Spanish-language drama Senorita Polvora in early 2015 (THR).

Fox gives straight-to-series order to comedy-horror anthology series Scream Queens from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan (Variety).

Arrow casts Vinnie Jones as villain Danny “Brick” Brickwell (Variety).

The Mortal Instruments to become TV series with Ed Decter as showrunner (Deadline).

Turner Broadcasting nabs network television premiere rights to upcoming live-action versions of Disney’s Cinderella and Jungle Book (Variety).

Sleepy Hollow casts Max Brown in pivotal role (EW).

Terry O’Quinn, Stacy Keach , Chris Bauer, Rita Wilson, Brittany Snow, Patrick Fugit, David Koechner, Calista Flockhart, Eric McCormack, and Kate Burton cast in the second season of DirecTV’s Full Circle (THR).

Roger Howarth lands recurring role on The Flash; Ryan Hurst joins Bates Motel as recurring guest star (Deadline).

Henry Rollins attached to star in comedy-horror miniseries He Never Died (Variety).

RIP: Irish-Canadian actor and star of Fraggle Rock Gerard Parkes dies at 90 (THR).

Rainn Wilson producing comedy Hollywood And Vine, starring numerous Vine stars (Deadline).

Saturday Night Live promotes writer Leslie Jones to featured player (Deadline).

Young Hollywood launching streaming network (Variety).

Lucas Hedges and Penn Badgley join NBC’s The Slap (Deadline).

Several Turner Broadcast networks, including CNN, Cartoon Network and TruTV, are no longer available on Dish Network (Deadline).

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Somewhat informal teaser for Disney-Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur


Somewhat informal teaser for Disney-Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur (Slashfilm).


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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.