Yesterday’s News: Sundance’s Competition Lineup & Fargo Season 2 Casting


yesterdays news

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-sundance

Sundance Film Festival announces selections for 2015 U.S. dramatic, world dramatic, U.S. documentary, world documentary, and NEXT


Christopher Nolan to receive the Art Directors Guild’s Cinematic Imagery Award (Variety).
Russell Crowe’s directorial debut The Water Diviner snags eight Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts Awards nominations (EW).
Universal acquires untitled action comedy pitch to be written by Matt Allen and Chris Borrelli (Deadline).
Frozen Fever animated shorted to debut in front of Cinderella (Variety).
Millennium Entertainment acquires US distribution rights to Welcome to Me (THR).
International Film Festival Rotterdam announces programming for Limelight section, including Big Eyes, Force Majeure, and Timbuktu (Variety).
Monterey Media snags US and Canadian distribution rights to 3 Nights in the Desert (Indiewire).
Baltasar Kormakur in negotiations to direct disaster thriller Cascade (THR).
Corin Hardy in place to direct remake of The Crow (Deadline).
Jane Got a Gun gets moved again, this time to September 4, 2015 (The Film Stage).
Sundance Film Festival announces selections for 2015 U.S. dramatic, world dramatic, U.S. documentary, world documentary, and NEXT (HitFix).
RIP: Stuntman and stunt coordinator Kim Robert Koscki dies at 51 (THR).
Matthew Vaughn’s MARV Films acquires the film rights to ghostgirl series (The Wrap).
Tina Fey-Amy Poehler comedy The Nest gets new title, Sisters (The Wrap).
Argentine-Spanish Pope Francis biopic based on Elisabetta Pique’s biography Pope Francis: Life and Revolution: A Biography of Jorge Bergoglio in the works (THR).
IFC Midnight springs for Contracted: Phase II (Deadline).
Jonah Hill in talks to star in Todd Phillips’ Arms and the Dudes (Variety).
Universal sets Alan Cohen and Alan Freedland to script Rocky Mountain High (Deadline).
Miles Teller offered to join Jonah Hill in Arms and the Dudes (The Wrap).
RIP: Mexican screenwriter Vicente Lenero dies at 81 (THR).
Zoey Deutch joins the cast of Vincent-N-Roxxy (THR).
Lucky McKee joins horror anthology Tales of Halloween (Deadline).
Ridley Scott reconsiders the possibility of directing Blade Runner 2 (Yahoo).

yesterdays news-fargo

Jeffrey Donovan nearing deal to join season 2 of Fargo and Nick Offerman gets offer to join


HBO renews Doll & Em for a second season (Deadline).
UP network greenlights its first original series Ties That Bind (Deadline).
Spike TV renews Catch A Contractor for a third season (Deadline).
The Lonely Island developing sci-fi comedy starring Danny Pudi, a mocumentary hosted by Neal Brennan, and a hidden camera show with Andre Hyland (Deadline).
Syfy picks Jason Ralph and Sosie Bacon for The Magicians (THR).
HBO teams with Max Mutchnick to develop single-camera comedy based on Laura Kightlinger’s Quick Shots of False Hope: A Rejection Collection (THR).
ABC Family may be changing its look and name as part of 2015 reboot (Variety).
Slingshot Global Media developing a reboot of the 1960s action drama series Route 66 (Deadline).
Will Friedle, William Daniels, and Rider Strong to stop by season 2 of Girl Meets World (Variety).
Bradley James lands title role in Lifetime’s Damien, with Shekhar Kapur to direct the first episode (Deadline).
Poster for Syfy’s 12 Monkeys series (EW).
Steve McQueen’s HBO series Codes of Conduct casts Helena Bonham Carter and Rebecca Hall (THR).
Jeffrey Donovan nearing deal to join season 2 of Fargo and Nick Offerman gets offer to join (The Wrap).
AMC gives pilot order to Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Preacher (Variety).

yesterdays news-top five

Red band trailer for Top Five


First trailer for Vice (THR).
Tease of Terminator Genisys trailer (Coming Soon).
Blu-ray trailer for Dracula Untold (Coming Soon).
Red band trailer for Top Five (First Showing).
New trailer for Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom (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.