Yesterday’s News: Terry Gilliam’s Don Quixote Gets New Lead & NBC Wants More Marry Me


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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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Jack O’Connell officially cast in Terry Gilliam’s Don Quixote


Alan Rickman to recive the Camerimage film festival’s Krzysztof Kieslowski Award (Variety).

New poster for The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (Coming Soon).

David O. Russell’s Nailed renamed Politics of Love and gets picked up by Arrow Films for UK distribution (Screen Daily).

Jack O’Connell officially cast in Terry Gilliam’s Don Quixote, now the third actor to hold the lead role (Variety).

Indie Sales nabs international sales rights to Alice Winocour’s Close Protection (Variety).

Scott Waugh in final negotiations to direct sci-fi actioner Inversion (Variety).

IFC Films acquires North American rights to Hungry Hearts (THR).

Team behind The Conjuring and Annabelle now developing The Crucifixion with Xavier Gens set to direct (Variety).

Gaumont comes on-board Roschdy Zem’s Chocolat, starring Omar Sy (Variety).

Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn to star in play adaptation Blackbird (Variety).

Ella Purnell and Asa Butterfield in negotiations to star in Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Variety).

Christina Hendricks attached to star in Jonathan Lynn’s female buddy movie The Hurricanes (Screen Daily).

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg reteaming for Sean Anders’ comedy Daddy’s Home (The Wrap).

New poster for Benni Diez’s Stung (Twitch).

Constantin Film’s unleashes Hitler look-alike on Germany for adaptation of Look Who’s Back (Deadline).

Naomi Watts lands lead role in psychological thriller Shut In (The Wrap).

New animated character posters for Into the Woods (Coming Soon).

Lionsgate hires Stuart Hazeldine to adapt The Shack (Deadline).

Matt Damon starring in Alexander Payne’s Downsizing (Deadline).

Matthew McConaughey starring in Civil War drama Free State of Jones for Gary Ross (Variety).

Warner Bros. acquires North American rights to We Are Your Friends (Variety).

Fox 2000 picks up rights to New York Times reporter Stephanie Clifford’s unpublished novel (THR).

Teaser posters for Demonic and Sharknado 3 (Coming Soon).

Playing It Cool to get US release by Vertical Entertainment (The Wrap).

Chris Cooper set to play J.D. Salinger in Coming Through The Rye (Coming Soon).

Focus Features adapting The Scorpio Races with screenwriter Jack Thorne (THR).

Will Simmons tapped to adapt vampire comic Day Men for Universal (THR).

The Academy announces shortlist for animated shorts category (THR).

Channing Tatum circling major role in Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight (Deadline).

Lotus Entertainment to co-finance and co-produce Sacha Gervasi’s November Criminals (Deadline).

Relativity International in early talks for reunion of Al Pacino and Brian De Palma in Retribution (Screen Daily).

The Transporter Legacy gets pushed back to June 19 release (THR).

Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon set to star in historical drama Elvis & Nixon (Deadline).

Fox plans to push Andy Serkis for Best Supporting Actor in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (THR).

Myriad Pictures acquires worldwide sales rights, sans US, for Glass Chin (Deadline).

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NBC orders five more episodes of Marry Me


Director Jehane Noujaim and producer Karim Amer of The Square working on TV series to challenge perceptions of Arabs shown in Homeland and Tyrant (THR).

BAFTA launching Life in Television event series with Julie Walters (THR).

DirecTV orders drama Billy & Billie from Neil Labute, starring Lisa Joyce and Adam Brody, to series (THR).

USA renews Royal Pains for two more seasons (The Wrap).

Jeri Ryan lands guest-starring role on NCIS (EW).

Richard Coyle, Vincent Regan, Adam Levy, Juan Pablo di Pace, Emmet Scanlan, Chipo Chung, Jodhi May, Joanne Whalley, Greta Scacchi, and Babou Ceesay cast in 12-episode NBC event series A.D. (Deadline).

Jerry O’Connell to guest star on Marry Me (EW).

The Perfectionists being adapted as potential ABC Family series by the team behind Pretty Little Liars (Deadline).

Dylan Baker and Laura Benanti returning as guest stars on The Good Wife (EW).

Netflix adapting Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events as series (Deadline).

VH1 greenlights comedy Barely Famous staring Erin and Sara Foster (THR).

RIP: Russian actor Alexei Devotchenko found dead (THR).

Minnie Driver joins the cast of NBC’s Peter Pan Live! (Variety).

Patrick Fugit nabs lead role in Cinemax’s new exorcism drama Outcast (Deadline).

First images from Stuart Willis’ Restoration (Twitch).

Market Burnett and Roma Downey set up Faust drama at NBC (Deadline).

ABC announces premiere dates for Marvel’s Agent Carter and Galavant (Variety).

NBC orders five more episodes of Marry Me (Variety).

Emily Watson cast in Lifetime miniseries Marilyn (Deadline).

Common to host Spike TV’s Framework (EW).

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New trailer for The Gambler


Trailer for Goodbye to All That (The Film Stage).

New trailer for The Gambler (Coming Soon).

Trailer for Straight Outta Tompkins (The Wrap).


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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.