Yesterday’s News: All-Star Cast of Suicide Squad & The Wire in HD


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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.

yesterdays news-suicide squad

Suicide Squad cast announced including Jared Leto, Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, and Cara Delevingne


UniFrance unveils lineup for the fifth edition of its online festival MyFrenchFilmFestival (Variety).
The Palm Springs International Film Festival plans to screen 50 of the 83 entries in the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar race (The Wrap).
Adopt Films acquires Effie Gray, written by Emma Thompson (Deadline).
Amber Heard in talks to join Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl (Deadline).
Matt Reeves signs on to direct an untitled bank heist thriller for Fox (THR).
Larry Wilmore to host the Writers Guild Awards (Deadline).
Felicity Jones in early talks to star alongside Tom Hanks in Ron Howard’s third installment in the Dan Brown series, Inferno (Deadline).
The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam awards top prize to Of Men and War (Indiewire).
First poster for Terminator: Genisys (The Film Stage).
Factory 25 acquires North American theatrical rights to Bluebird (Variety).
New poster for Cinderella shows us Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother (PopSugar).
Kerry Washington and Kate Hudson in talks to star in thriller Unforgettable (Variety).
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences reveals documentary feature shortlist, including Life Itself and Citizenfour (THR).
Gravitas Ventures acquires North American theatrical, VOD, and DVD rights to the documentary Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of (Deadline).
The National Board of Review names A Most Violent Year the best film of 2014 (Variety).
Demolition wraps up international sales with Fox Searchlight handling US release (Deadline).
Source Code 2 in development with Anna Foerster set to direct (Variety).
Freestyle Digital Media, Freestyle Releasing, and Stryker Entertainment pick up US theatrical and VOD rights to The Devil’s Violinist (Variety).
The Writers Guild of America excludes almost a dozen scripts from contention, including Selma, Mr. Turner, and The Theory of Everything (Variety).
RIP: Actress Joanna Dunham dies at 78 (THR).
Suicide Squad cast announced including Jared Leto, Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, and Cara Delevingne (Variety).
STX Entertainment acquires US rights to The Secret In Their Eyes (Deadline).
Dwayne Johnson in talks to voice a demi-god in Disney’s Moana (The Wrap).
Nazanin Boniadi lands female lead in Ben-Hur (Deadline).


yesterdays news-the wire

HBO announces plans for HD release of The Wire on HBO Go, streaming, and Blu-ray


YouTube star PewDiePie to cameo on this week’s episode of South Park (Variety).
Comedy Central’s The Kroll Show to end after season 3 (EW).
HBO picks up rock drama series from Martin Scorsese, Terence Winter, and Mick Jagger (THR).
The series premiere of Marvel’s Agent Carter extended to two hours (Coming Soon).
CBS threatens to go dark to Dish Network subscribers if a deal isn’t reached by Thursday (Deadline).
Chris Elliott joins the final season of Nurse Jackie (THR).
Lifetime’s Whitney Houston biopic Whitney to air on January 17 (The Wrap).
Nickelodeon renews Henry Danger and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (Deadline).
Natalie Zea lands lead role opposite Jason Jones in TBS’ untitled vacation comedy pilot (Deadline).
HBO announces premiere of The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst in February 2015 (HitFix).
Fox gives script commitment for single-camera comedy Frauds from Happy Endings alums David Caspe, Gil Ozeri, and Jamie Tarses (THR).
HBO announces plans for HD release of The Wire on HBO Go, streaming, and Blu-ray; will not be available in original aspect ratio (Indiewire).
Steven Weber to guest star on The CW’s iZombie (EW).
Disney XD renews animated series The 7D (Variety).
Brandon T. Jackson set to co-star in NBC comedy series Mr. Robinson (Deadline).
Manu Bennett to reprise his role of Slade Wilson on upcoming episode of Arrow (EW).
Hulu to air the seven remaining episodes of Manhattan Love Story (THR).
Joshua Leonard joins the cast of Bates Motel; Gbenga Akinnagbe joins the cast of The Following (Deadline).


da sweet blood of jesus

First trailer for Da Sweet Blood of Jesus


First trailer for Search Party (The Playlist).
First trailer for Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (The Film Stage).
Full trailer for Cirkeln (Twitch).
First trailer for Black or White (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.