Yesterday’s News: Paramount Pulls Plug on Team America & Sarah Silverman Lands HBO Series


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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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Paramount cancels Alamo Drafthouse’s Team America: World Police plans


Poster for the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale).
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel selected for Britain’s Royal Film Performance (THR).
Dallas Alamo Drafthouse to show Team America: World Police in the place of The Interview (The Wrap).
RIP: Actress Virna Lisi dies at 78 (THR).
First image of Jessica Chastain in Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak (The Film Stage).
DVD details, cover art, and release date set for Starry Eyes (ShockTillYouDrop).
Walt Becker signs on to direct Alvin and the Chipmunks 4 (THR).
The Utah Film Critics Association celebrate Birdman and shutout Boyhood (HitFix).
Paramount cancels Alamo Drafthouse’s Team America: World Police plans (Deadline).
Jason Reitman casts the rest of his The Empire Strikes Back live read (EW).
Photos from Captain Fantastic (Coming Soon).
Paramount Pictures acquires Make A Wish script, Anthony Mackie and director Justin Simien attached (Deadline).
New image of Chris Pratt in Jurassic World (EW).
The Sundance Film Festival announces the members of each section’s jury (Indiewire).
Skip Lievsay to receive the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ Career Achievement Award at the MPSE Golden Reel Awards (THR).
First look at Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks on set of new Cold War movie (EW).
US poster for ’71 (The Film Stage).
Aaron Sorkin extends his option on New York Times bestseller The Politician (Deadline).
Aspire Entertainment developing a sequel to Fallen (Variety).
Disney developing family adventure movie Ed Terrestrial (THR).
Pedro Pascal in negotiations to join Matt Damon in untitled Great Wall historical epic (The Wrap).
Sony Pictures acquires Robert Rodriguez directed live-action version of animated Fire and Ice (Deadline).

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HBO picks up an untitled comedy starring Sarah Silverman


BBC greenlights kids’ program on moviemaking Cinemaniacs with Ron Howard, Ian McKellen, and Michael Sheen attached (Variety).
Comcast launches a limited set of programming in Ultra HD, available on 2014 Samsung 4K TVs (Variety).
New costume design for Arya on season 5 of Game of Thrones (EW).
First look at Lili Taylor on ABC’s American Crime (EW).
Amy Brenneman set to return to Reign (EW).
First look at the first page of the Fargo season 2 script (EW).
TV One renews reality series Hollywood Divas for a second season (Deadline).
HBO picks up an untitled comedy starring Sarah Silverman (THR).
Hulu seals deal for exclusive subscription VOD rights to several current and future FX and FXX shows (Variety).
New photo from Better Call Saul shows Michael McKean (THR).
Ashley Tisdale returning to ABC Family’s Young & Hungry (Variety).
Amber West lands female lead in Go Jerrod Go (Deadline).
Poster for USA’s Dig (EW).
First look at Neil Patrick Harris on American Horror Story: Freak Show (Variety).
Eion Bailey to reprise his role of August/Pinocchio on Once Upon a Time (THR).
HBO closes deals with David Fincher and James Ellroy for noir drama series Shakedown (Deadline).
Loretta Devine joins the cast of Go Jerrod Go; Hemky Madera joins USA’s Queen of the South (Deadline).
David Fincher plans to direct the pilot of episode of HBO’s Living on Video (The Wrap).
Parenthood series finale to air on January 29 (EW).

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First trailer for True Story


Season 3 teaser trailer for Orphan Black (Indiewire).
Full trailer for It Follows (Next Projection).
Trailer for Bowling Balls (Twitch).
First trailer for A Little Chaos (The Film Stage).
First trailer for True Story (The Film Stage).
Second trailer for American Sniper (First Showing).


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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.