Yesterday’s News: Golden Globe Nominations & The Force Awakens Character Names


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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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Characters names for Star Wars: The Force Awakens revealed


The 72nd Golden Globe Awards nominations announced (Next Projection).
Stephen Fry will return as host of this years BAFTA film awards (Variety).
Penny Marshall returning to baseball with biopic Effa (Deadline).
IFC Center to ignore MPAA ratings again, this time for Citizenfour (Indiewire).
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje to voice the lead role in untitled animated film from Barajoun Entertainment (THR).
The Interview will not be receiving a wide release in Asia (EW).
Four new character posters for Jupiter Ascending (Coming Soon).
Ant-Man adds one more to its cast with Jordi Mollà (The Wrap).
Strand Releasing acquires US rights to Fatih Akin’s The Cut (Variety).
Characters names for Star Wars: The Force Awakens revealed (EW).
Kung Fu Panda 3 flees Christmas release, gets bumped to March 18, 2016 (THR).
Michael Lumpkin named as new director of AFI DOCS (Indiewire).
Andy Serkis’ Jungle Book: Origins gets pushed back a year to October 6, 2017 (Variety).
iTunes nabs two-week exclusive for to The Trip to Italy (Variety).
Jennifer Lawrence says she met with Paul Feig about Ghostbusters, because duh (Slashfilm).
Sega has plans to adapt its videogames for films, TV, and digital platforms (Variety).

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Blair Underwood lands recurring role on Agents of SHIELD as Melinda May’s ex-husband


First look at Pivot’s scripted drama series Fortitude (The Wrap).
Blair Underwood lands recurring role on Agents of SHIELD as Melinda May’s ex-husband (THR).
AV Club names its top 10 best TV shows of 2014 (AV Club).
ABC Family orders unscripted transgender docuseries My Transparent Life (THR).
Judge Judy’s Hot Bench gets second season renewal (The Wrap).
Jason Butler Harner books recurring role on Scandal (EW).
Rick Springfield joins the cast of the second season of True Detective making tons of fans even more worried about where this is going (THR).
Nickelodeon sets December 15 premiere date for new half-hour series ReactToThat (Variety).
Starz developing fracking series Black Gold with James Ponsoldt to direct pilot (THR).
Don Carmody Television, Suzanne DeLaurentiis Productions, and Triplicity Entertainment developing scripted mafia war series (The Wrap).
AJ Buckley nabs series regular role on TNT’s Murder In The First (Deadline).
Ashley Hinshaw lands role on True Detective season 2; Winston Duke books arc on The Messengers (Deadline).
USA buys alien-drama The Terrestrial from writer Gary Dauberman (Deadline).

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First trailer for The Gunman


Second season trailer for Broadchurch (Deadline).
First trailer for The Gunman (THR).


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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.