Yesterday’s News: Harmony Korine’s The Trap Builds Cast & Congressional Clay Aiken Docuseries


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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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Jamie Foxx and Benicio Del Toro attached to star in Harmony Korine’s The Trap


Lee Daniels to head jury for the Dubai International Film Festival (THR).

Hans Zimmer to score Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with Junkie XL (Coming Soon).

Top Five poster (The Film Stage).

Entertainment One in final negotiations for rights and release for Outcast (Variety).

New poster for The Pyramid (Shock Till You Drop).

Ruben Fleischer adapting film based on New York Times article “The Sinaloa Cartel’s 90-Year-Old Drug Mule” (THR).

Documentary The Dread Pirate Roberts based on online drug marketplace Silk Road being developed (THR).

Darren Aronofsky to head jury for Berlin Film Festival (THR).

BAFTA to give special tribute to film and sound editor Terry Rawlings (THR).

First promotional still from Kevin Smith’s Yoga Hosers…looks a lot like a still from Tusk (THR).

First poster for Gaspar Noe’s Love (The Film Stage).

Plot synopsis and cast announced for Now You See Me 2 (Slashfilm).

The Austin Film Festival announces the winners of the 2014 screenplay and teleplay competition (Indiewire).

Marvel’s Phase Three films get international release dates (Coming Soon).

Screen Media Films acquires North American rights to All The Wilderness (Deadline).

Bradley Whitford and Cherry Jones join the cast of Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light (THR).

Michael Fassbender now being eyed to play Steve Jobs for Danny Boyle (Deadline).

Michael Cuesta set to direct Code Name Veil (Deadline).

First look at James Franco and Zachary Quinto in Michael (/Bent).

Grant Thompson to write film adaptation of GQ article “Electric Boy Genius” for Disney (Variety).

Miles Teller in talks to star in Marc Webb’s The Only Living Boy in New York (Variety).

Laura Dern and Judd Apatow partnering on untitled female football fan comedy (Deadline).

Chadwick Boseman set to star in revenge thriller Message From The King (Deadline).

Magnolia Pictures acquires international rights to documentary The Wrecking Crew (The Wrap).

Relativity Studios acquires US distribution rights to horror film Lazarus (The Wrap).

Universal sets release date for second entry in its announced monster franchise (THR).

Jamie Foxx attached to star in Harmony Korine’s The Trap (Variety).

Benicio Del Toro also joins the cast of The Trap (THR).

Epic Pictures Group acquires international rights to Black Beauty (Deadline).

Matthew Modine narrating and producing Jen Senko’s political documentary The Brainwashing of My Dad (Variety).

RIP: Actress Renee Asherson dies at 99 (THR).

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Esquire plans new docuseries on Clay Aiken’s failed congressional bid


The Phantom of the Opera being reimagined as TV series written by Tony Krantz and directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Deadline).

Bill Martin and Mike Schiff to replace Ric Swartzlander as showrunner on TV Land’s Soul Man (The Wrap).

Stephen Macht to return to the fourth season of Suits (THR).

Rita Moreno to voice character on Nina’s World (Variety).

Showtime developing contemporary political drama from Jon Lovett (Variety).

Showtime developing modern-day US civil war series Anthem (EW).

Anna Faris and Allison Janney to co-host the 2015 People’s Choice Awards (The Wrap).

Khandi Alexander set to return for the Scandal midseason finale (THR).

CBS sets premiere dates Undercover Boss and final season of The Mentalist (The Wrap).

Cinemax gives Banshee season three January release date (Deadline).

Fox developing hitman drama Dirty Deeds (Deadline).

CW gives the latest season of Hart of Dixie January premiere date (Deadline).

Science Bob to guest star on Nickelodeon’s Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn (The Wrap).

Victoria Smurfit cast as iconic character in Once Upon a Time (EW).

Lifetime cancels Witches of East End after two seasons (THR).

Marcia Gay Harden books major recurring role on How to Get Away With Murder (THR).

Esquire plans new docuseries on Clay Aiken’s failed congressional bid (THR).

Jeff Fahey signs on for multi-episode arc on Justified (The Wrap).

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First trailer for Chappie


First trailer for Chappie (EW).

New trailer for Penguins of Madagascar (Coming Soon).

New trailer for TNT series The Librarians (Coming Soon).

Trailer for Fugly (Indiewire).


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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.