Yesterday’s News: Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange & Taylor Kitsch in True Detective


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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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Negotiations begin for Benedict Cumberbatch to play Doctor Strange


First images of Juliette Binoche in The Wait, and Emma Watson and Mikael Nyqvist in Colonia (The Film Stage).

Three new posters for Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings (Coming Soon).

Radius and CNN Films partner on campus sex crime film with Kirby Dick directing (Variety).

Poland’s Camerimage festival announces Birdman and The Imitation Game as opening night films (THR).

The Square editor Sanaa Seif sentenced to three years in prison by Egypt court (THR).

Indie Sales boards Stefano Sollima’s Suburra (Variety).

StudioCanal adds Michael Winterbottom’s economic documentary The Emperor’s New Clothes to its lineup (THR).

Tribeca Films acquires US rights to I Am Big Bird (Deadline).

Furious 7 gets a UK teaser poster (Empire).

First poster for Still Alice (The Film Stage).

Jean-Pierre Jeunet to receive International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society’s Harold Lloyd Award (THR).

Steven Spielberg casts Mark Rylance as the giant in his The BFG (The Wrap).

Oliver Platt, Molly Parker, Barbara Hershey, and Aiden Longworth join the cast of The 9th Life of Louis Drax (Variety).

New outfit Cinelou Releasing sets Cake as its first release (Deadline).

The Fault In Our Stars screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber to adapt The Disaster Artist for James Franco (The Wrap).

Randy Orton to star in WWE Studios’ The Condemned 2: Desert Prey (Variety).

Negotiations begin for Benedict Cumberbatch to play Doctor Strange (Deadline).

Image Entertainment acquires US rights to Adam Green’s Digging Up The Marrow (Deadline).

TriStar Productions options Jennifer E. Smith’s YA romance Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between (THR).

First poster and images from After the Fall (Indiewire).

Levan Koguashvili’s Blind Dates takes top prize at Zagreb Film Festival (Variety).

Bruce Greenwood joins Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett in Truth (THR).

Aspiration Media launches with acquisition of biopic Noble (Variety).

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Taylor Kitsch confirms his role in True Detective season 2


Vahina Giocante to star as the titular Mata Hari in TV drama miniseries (Variety).

Amazon debuts $39 stick-based streaming adapter Fire TV Stick (Variety).

Charles Dance cast in Syfy miniseries Childhood’s End (HitFix).

Malese Jow lands recurring role of Linda Park on The Flash (THR).

Mark Harmon developing Shakespeare’s Sisters for CW (THR).

ABC developing adaptation of British psychological crime drama Wire In The Blood (Deadline).

Taylor Kitsch confirms his role in True Detective season 2 (EW).

Neil Patrick Harris to headline US version of UK variety series Saturday Night Takeaway (HitFix).

Hilarie Burton to guest star on Forever (EW).

RIP: Actress Joy Saunders dies at 89 (Variety).

Lifetime chooses Kelli Garner to play Marilyn Monroe in upcoming miniseries Marilyn (THR).

CBS gives full season orders to Madam Secretary, Scorpion, NCIS: New Orleans, and Stalker (THR).

Trevor Donovan to star in UP TV’s Love Finds You in Charm (The Wrap).


Trailer for A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night


Trailer for A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (The Film Stage).

First trailer for Comet (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.