Yesterday’s News: Sony Bails on The Interview


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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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Sony systematically dismantles The Interview


Library of Congress’ adds 25 films to the National Film Registry including The Big Lebowski, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Saving Private Ryan (Deadline).
RIP: Cinematographer Chan Kwok-hung dies on the set of Skiptrace (Deadline).
New York premiere of The Interview cancelled (EW).
President Obama names Boyhood as his favorite film of the year, surprising from the guy that picks all number one seeds in March Madness (Indiewire).
First image of Kate Winslet in The Dressmaker (The Film Stage).
Bow Tie Cinemas drops The Interview (Variety).
International poster for Unfinished Business (Coming Soon).
NATO approves delayed release of The Interview (Deadline).
Well Go USA takes domestic rights on Tsui Hark’s The Taking of Tiger Mountain (Deadline).
Promotional screenings for The Interview in Detroit, Baltimore, Cincinnati, and Austin cancelled (THR).
FilmBuff to release Suburban Gothic day-and-date on January 30 (Deadline).
Top five theater chains, Regal Entertainment, AMC Entertainment, Cinemark, Carmike Cinemas, and Cineplex Entertainment drop The Interview (THR).
Legendary Pictures options film rights to Andrew Pyper’s The Damned (Variety).
Tara Holt, Bryce Johnson, and Katrina Law join the cast of psychological horror movie Darkness Rising (The Wrap).
Poster for animated Strange Magic (Coming Soon).
Raven Banner Entertainment allow Portal to Hell to take feature route (Twitch).
Sony scrapping the remainder of The Interview’s TV advertising (Deadline).
Sony looking at possibility of premium VOD release for The Interview (Variety).
New Regency scraps untitled Steve Carell North Korea comedy in wake of Sony hack (Deadline).
Behind the scenes photos from The Jungle Book (Coming Soon).
Sony cancels theatrical release of The Interview (Variety).
Michael Stuhlbarg signs on to Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs film (Deadline).
New Jurassic World photo (Slashfilm).
Sony announces “no further release plans” for The Interview, pulling VOD, DVD, or any other platform (Deadline).
Dublin Film Critics Circle announces their favorite films of the year (HitFix).
Michael Roark cast in indie thriller Wild For The Night; Tina Casciani joins biopic Bleed For This (Deadline).

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Ana Gasteyer and Anthony Edwards to play Shoshanna’s parents on next season of Girls


First image of Orphan Black season 3 (EW).
Julian McMahon and Daisy Betts join the cast of Syfy’s Childhood’s End (Deadline).
Nicholas Gonzales lands role on The Flash (Variety).
FXX to launch one-hour block of late night animated originals on January 22 (THR).
HBO airing recording of Broadway’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill (Variety).
Shonda Rhimes selected by the Writers Guild of America West to receive Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement (Variety).
New poster for Marvel’s Agent Carter (Coming Soon).
Charlie Sheen reprising his Ferris Bueller’s Day Off role on The Goldbergs (The Wrap).
Ana Gasteyer and Anthony Edwards to play Shoshanna’s parents on next season of Girls (Variety).
Manu Bennett lands series regular role on MTV’s Shannara (THR).
HBO abandons same-day ratings (THR).
Gina Torres joins Revenge in recurring role (EW).
HBO Europe launching Umbre on December 28 (THR).

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First trailer for Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter


Second trailer for Chung Cu (Twitch).
Teaser trailer for It Follows (Empire).
First trailer for The Duke of Burgundy (The Film Stage).
First trailer for Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (Slashfilm).
New trailer for Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of (EW).


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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.