Editor’s Note: Yesterday’s News covers the most important news of the previous day with a focus on film, television, and trailers.
Bond 24 officially titled Spectre and new additions to the cast include Christoph Waltz as Oberhauser, Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra, Lea Seydoux as Madeleine Swann, Dave Bautista as Mr. Hinx, and Andrew Scott as Denbigh (Variety).
Luke Evans may be exiting The Crow remake (Den of Geek).
Evrim Ersoy joins the Fantastic Fest program team (Indiewire).
Dree Hemingway lands lead role in the Canadian indie The People Garden (THR).
YouTube’s The Fine Brothers producing an untitled feature-length teen comedy (Variety).
First look at Eddie Murphy in Cook (Deadline).
Poster for Appropriate Behavior (Indiewire).
Chris Pratt in early talks to join Denzel Washington in Magnificent Seven remake (Deadline).
The Sundance Film Festival announces Spotlight and Park City at Midnight lineups (THR).
Fox finally closing deal with Ryan Reynolds for Deadpool with Tim Miller directing from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Deadline).
Sara Malakul Lane joins the cast of Kickboxer remake (THR).
Marvel officially casts Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange (The Wrap).
Indiegogo extends its “forever funding” program to independent filmmakers, allowing select campaigns to raise more money after their deadline (THR).
Kit Harrington joins Jessica Chastain in Xavier Dolan’s English language debut The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (Deadline).
Dave Green in early talks to direct Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (The Wrap).
Jason Fuchs in negotiations to write the screenplay for Wonder Woman (THR).
Disney acquires Brandon Barker’s spec revisionist Robin Hood take Nottingham & Hood (Deadline).
BBC America renews original comedy series Almost Royal for a second season (Variety).
The Walking Dead companion series finds its lead in Cliff Curtis (THR).
New poster for Helix season 2 (EW).
MTV’s The Challenge: Battle of the Exes II will premiere on January 6, 2015; season will be dedicated to Diem Brown and Ryan Knight (EW).
The Writers Guild announces television nominations (The Wrap).
TNT gives Legends a second season (THR).
James Burrows and Robert Butler to receive Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Achievement in Television Direction from the Directors Guild of America (Deadline).
Imogen Poots and Luke Wilson near deals to star in Cameron Crowe’s Showtime pilot Roadies (The Wrap).
Universal Cable Prods acquires rights to Dear Zachary: A Letter To A Son About His Father to develop as a miniseries (Deadline).
Marvel chooses Krysten Ritter for Netflix drama series Jessica Jones (Deadline).
CBS sets airdates for its four-hour event series The Dovekeepers (Variety).
C.S. Lee lands recurring role on the second season of True Detective (THR).
Timm Sharp joins Seth MacFarlane-Jonathan Ames Starz comedy Blunt Talk (THR).
The CW developing hourlong drama loosely inspired by the life of actor-dancer Kenny Wormald (Deadline).
RIP: Writer Ann Marcus dies at 93 (Deadline).
First trailer for Terminator Genisys (Next Projection).
Trailer for Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young (Indiewire).
Trailer for Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle (EW).
US trailer for What We Do in the Shadows (Yahoo).
Season 2 trailer for HBO’s Looking (EW).
Trailer for Lifetime’s Whitney Houston biopic Whitney (HitFix).