Yesterday’s News: SXSW 2015 Keynote Speaker & Bachelor Party TV 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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SXSW sets Mark Duplass as 2015 keynote speaker


Natalie Dormer tapped to star in supernatural thriller The Forest (Variety).

Gravitas Ventures, PBS’ Frontline and Submarine Deluxe team up to release documentary Drug Lord: The Legend Of Shorty, starting with theatrical and VOD release on November 14th (Deadline).

Film Movement acquires North American rights to Ivano de Matteo’s The Dinner, winner of the Best European Film award at Venice Days (THR).

James Wan returning to direct The Conjuring 2 (Deadline).

Matthew McConaughey to receive American Cinematheque Award (Variety).

Michaela Conlin joins the cast of The Disappointments Room (Deadline).

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, special screenings of Back to the Future will feature live orchestral accompaniment, unfortunately no news of Huey Lewis performance…yet (EW).

Patrick Stewart cast in Jeremy Saulnier’s crime thriller Green Room (The Wrap).

Earthquake actioner San Andreas moves up a week to May 29 (Deadline).

RIP: Screenwriter, actor, and author L.M. Kit Carson dies at 73 (Variety).

SXSW sets Mark Duplass as 2015 keynote speaker and announces first wave of panels (Deadline).

IFC Films acquires US rights to David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn starring Al Pacino (The Wrap).

Neal Street Productions to produce adaptation of Enid Blyton’s Magic Faraway Tree books (Variety).

New poster for The Imitation Game (The Film Stage).

Kim Basinger joins the cast of The Nice Guys (THR).

Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Mountainfilm 2014 lineup (Indiewire).

Maggie Siff and Talitha Bateman join the cast of The 5th Wave (THR).

Mumbai Film Festival awards Court best film honors (Variety).

Fox 2000 options upcoming photo book What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night for possible family film (THR).

Poster for horror film Starry Eyes (EW).

Jeremy Sisto, Ana Ortiz, Katherine La Nasa, Jenica Bergere, and Leonard Roberts join the cast of Love Is All You Need? (Deadline).

Editors Alan Heim and Randy Roberts to receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 9th annual Hollywood Post Alliance Awards (THR).

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ABC gives put pilot commitment to Bachelor Party, a half-hour comedy anthology series loosely inspired by the 1984 movie


Comedy Central International going into production on UK series Brotherhood (Deadline).

Pop’s first-ever original scripted series Schitt’s Creek toplined by Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara (The Wrap).

Michael Trucco cast as the ex-husband to Darby Stanchfield’s White House press secretary on Scandal (THR).

Apparently last year wasn’t the last time we would see Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People, ABC set to air this year’s special on December 14th (Deadline).

Nickelodeon picks up WWE animated web series Slam City (Variety).

Christian Slater to play title role in USA’s Mr. Robot (THR).

Roma Downey to host and produce six-part series on divine intervention for TLC (Variety).

A&E putting together Growing Up Gotti reunion special (THR).

CBS launching classic TV digital channel in the second-quarter 2015 (Deadline).

MTV orders 10 more episodes of Faking It (The Wrap).

FX cancels The Bridge (THR).

CW gives full season orders to Flash and Jane the Virgin (The Wrap).

Syfy gives second season to Z Nation (THR).

First look at Nicholas D’Agosto as Gotham’s Harvey Dent (Coming Soon).

Chad Coleman and Meagan Good to guest star on Law & Order: SVU (THR).

CBS makes script deal for medical drama Windward Clinic from Alexandra McNally and Neal Baer…another damn medical drama (THR).

Tracy Spiridakos books recurring guest-star role on Bates Motel (EW).

Annie Little gets multi-episode arc on next season of Shameless (THR).

ABC takes two Julie Anne Robinson projects, drama The Long Game and single-camera comedy adaptation of British No Angels (Deadline).

Adam Boyer and Mickey Cole Jr. join the cast of PlayStation’s Powers (The Wrap).

ABC gives put pilot commitment to Bachelor Party, a half-hour comedy anthology series loosely inspired by the 1984 movie (Deadline).

NBC gives script commitment to untitled multicamera comedy from Greg Garcia starring stand-up comedian Sebastian Maniscalco (THR).

Michelle Trachtenberg to guest-star as Abigail Adams on Sleepy Hollow (EW).

Fox gives put pilot commitment to crime drama Expert Witness (Deadline).

Matt Angel books potentially recurring role on USA’s Complications (The Wrap).

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First trailer for The Look of Silence


Trailer for documentary Happy Valley (Indiewire).

Full trailer for Drumline: A New Beat (THR).

First trailer for The Look of Silence (The Film Stage).

Second trailer for Nova (Twitch).

Trailer for Almost There (Indiewire).

Trailer for animated Madea’s Tough Love (Coming Soon).


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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.