Yesterday’s News: Robert DeNiro and Jennifer Lawrence in Joy & Amazon Pilot Season


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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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Robert DeNiro in talks to join the cast of David O. Russell’s Joy alongside Jennifer Lawrence


Sundance Selects picks up Danish adaptations of Department Q series (Deadline).

The Turin Film Festival unveils its lineup (THR).

Monumental Pictures acquires rights to Caitlin Moran’s novel How to Build a Girl (Variety).

XLrator Media picks up US rights to Wrecker (Twitch).

Begin Again gets approval for Chinese release (Deadline).

First look at Bryan Cranston in Trumbo (EW).

James Maslow to star in Wild for the Night (Variety).

Vertigo Entertainment sets up Pentacle at Lionsgate (Deadline).

Los Angeles’ No Budget Film Fest announces lineup (Twitch).

Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson to star in Central Intelligence, directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Variety).

Touchstone Pictures to release Lucasfilm’s animated Strange Magic on January 23, 2015 (Coming Soon).

Universal acquires US rights to My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 with Kirk Jones to direct (The Wrap).

IFC Midnight acquires US rights to Adam MacDonald’s Backcountry (THR).

Poster for Song One starring Anne Hathaway (EW).

Sara Rue and Dean Geyer to star in Maternal Bonds (The Wrap).

Amplify acquires North American rights to Jason Banker’s Felt (Indiewire).

Bruce Campbell and James Frecheville starring in road comedy Highly Functional (Variety).

Brooks Wheelan, Kurt Braunohler, and Michael Cassidy cast in The Out of Town Wedding (THR).

Robert DeNiro in talks to join the cast of David O. Russell’s Joy alongside Jennifer Lawrence (THR).

Britt Robertson to star opposite Eddie Murphy in Cook (Deadline).

Graham Rogers lands lead role in Life at These Speeds (Variety).

Ayelet Zurer in negotiations to join Ben-Hur (THR).

Insidious Chapter 3 gets bumped one week to June 5, 2015; The Conjuring 2 gets June 10, 2016 release (Slashfilm).

RIP: Actor David Watson dies at 74 (THR).

Fandor strikes deal with Hulu for Criterion Collection titles (THR).

New poster for Fifty Shades of Grey (Coming Soon).

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Amazon Studios announces slate of seven pilots for 2015


Ricky Gervais finishes writing sons for BBC Films’ Life on the Road (THR).

Puppet maker Peter Firmin to receive BAFTA honor at British Academy Children’s Awards (THR).

MTV2 renews Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out and Guy Code, greenlights Joking Off and Number 2 News (The Wrap).

Amazon Studios announces slate of seven pilots for 2015 (Variety).

Google Chromecast adds Showtime and Starz (Variety).

A&E gives 10-episode order to reality series Donnie Loves Jenny (Deadline).

Claire Foy offered role of Elizabeth II in Netflix’s The Crown (Deadline).

USA Network renews Graceland for a third season (The Wrap).

Franklin and Bash canceled by TNT after four seasons (Variety).

Rocky Carroll to direct upcoming episode of NCIS (EW).

New poster for MTV’s Rebel Music (THR).

James Wolk lands lead role in CBS’ Zoo (THR).

Randy Jackson says that he’s actually leaving American Idol…for real this time (Deadline).

Mulaney gets timeslot swap with Bob’s Burgers, people continue to wonder how it’s gotten this far (Deadline).

Kristen Hager, Kelsey Siepser, Adria Arjona, and Oscar Jaenada land series regular roles on Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay’s untitled TNT drama (Deadline).

RIP: Actress Carol Ann Susi dies at 62 (Variety).

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New trailer for Mortdecai


New trailer for Mortdecai (Coming Soon).

Trailer for Thou Wast Mild and Lovely (Indiewire).

Teaser trailer for The Seven Five (Deadline).

First TV spot for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (First Showing).


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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.