Yesterday’s News: Christian Bale Out As Steve Jobs & 3001 Miniseries


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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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Christian Bale withdraws from Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs movie


A Man Called Ove sells to Concorde Filmverleih in Germany and September Film Distribution in Benelux (Variety).

Interstellar poster by Kevin Dart to be handed out at Friday IMAX screenings (Slashfilm).

RIP: Found and former president of East Texas Distributing, a pioneer of home video, Ron Eisenberg dies at 73 (THR).

Teaser poster and details on Nicolas Winding Refn’s next film The Neon Demon (The Film Stage).

First poster for Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie (The Film Stage).

Christian Bale withdraws from Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs movie (THR).

Idol’s Eye starring Robert De Niro, Robert Pattinson, and Rachel Weisz shut down right before filming starts (Deadline).

Shekhar Kapur directing Tiger’s Curse (Variety).

British Independent Film Awards announces nominees (Indiewire).

Marton Csokas boards supernatural thriller Voice from the Stone alongside Emilia Clarke (Variety).

Rebecca Hall to star in Joel Edgerton’s untitled directorial debut (The Wrap).

A whole bunch of new stills from Horrible Bosses 2 (Coming Soon).

First look at Kurt Russell in Bone Tomahawk (EW).

Antoine Fugua and Jake Gyllenhaal to reteam on The Man Who Made It Snow (Deadline).

Relativity Studios acquires US distribution rights to Autobahn (Variety).

First look at R2-D2 in Star Wars Episode VII (Slashfilm).

Toby Wilkins to direct indie film iNvasion (The Wrap).

First poster for Gridlocked (Twitch).

Lili Taylor joins the cast of The Maze Runner Chapter II: The Scorch Trials (Deadline).

Ridley Scott to produce Iraq War hero surgeon film On Call In Hell (Deadline).

20th Century Fox acquires Ken Nolan’s Defection (Deadline).

Henry Cavill’s Promethean Productions announces first project action thriller Stratton (Deadline).

Nicole Kidman in negotiations to replace Gwyneth Paltrow in The Secret in Their Eyes (THR).

Barry Pepper joins the cast of The Maze Runner Chapter II: The Scorch Trials (THR).

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Syfy developing miniseries adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s 3001: The Final Odyssey


BBC drama Call The Midwife gets fifth season renewal (THR).

Netflix staggering the release of DreamWorks Animation series All Hail King Julien (Variety).

Starz to offer early episode previews of limited series The Missing for the entire season (THR).

HBO puts comedy Bros into development (Deadline).

Syfy developing miniseries adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s 3001: The Final Odyssey (Variety).

Julia Stiles lands guest arc on The Mindy Project (EW).

Jim Parrack joins the cast of ABC’s Resurrection for a multi-episode arc (THR).

PBS ups its Masterpiece coverage with Grantchester, Wolf Hall, The Manners of Downton Abbey, and more Mr. Selfridge, Poldark, and Indian Summers (The Wrap).

Fox developing an untitled martial arts drama from Robert Munic and Chris Morgan (THR).

Christa B. Allen to recur on ABC Family’s Baby Daddy; Christian Oliver joins the cast of Netflix’s Sense 8 (Deadline).

RIP: TV director Joel Rosenzweig dies at 66 (Variety).

Discovery Life Channel greelights its first original series Those Girls (The Wrap).

Rosie O’Donnell to return as guest star on ABC Family’s The Fosters (Variety).

Cameron Diaz to host Saturday Night Live’s Thanksgiving show on November 22nd (THR).

NBC gives pilot order to multi-camera comedy based on the life of comic Jerrod Carmichael (Variety).

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First trailer for Minions


First trailer for The Device (Twitch).

Teaser for season 6 of Archer (EW).

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

First trailer for McFarland, USA (Coming Soon).

Teaser for first-person action movie Hardcore (The Wrap).

Promo for Girls season four (EW).

Trailer for Doctor Who finale event “Death in Heaven” (Coming Soon).

First trailer for Minions (Slashfilm).

Final trailer for Annie (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.