Yesterday’s News: Star Wars Standalone Film Testing Actresses & PaleyFest 2015 Schedule


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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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Tatiana Maslany and Rooney Mara testing for the female lead in first Star Wars standalone film from Gareth Edwards

Film plans to launch over the top content service (Variety).
Frank Marshall to be awarded ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award (Deadline).
Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer set to reunite at TCM Classic Film Festival (THR).
Bel Powley joins the cast of indie psychological thriller Detour (THR).
New images from The Voices (The Film Stage).
Naomi Watts to receive the LACOSTE Spotlight Award at the 17th Costume Designers Guild Awards (Deadline).
First poster for Child 44 (The Film Stage).
STX Entertainment signs with Showtime for multiyear output agreement and announces first four films (Variety).
The Good Lie screenwriter Margaret Nagle to receive the Writers Guild of America, West’s Paul Selvin Award (Deadline).
Anika Noni Rose options TV/film rights to Daniel José Older’s Bone Street Rumba (Deadline).
The Sundance Institute and the Japan Broadcasting Corporation announce Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre as recipient of Sundance Institute/NHK Award (Indiewire).
The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association names Boyhood film of the year at Dorian Awards (The Wrap).
George Clooney to present Art Directors Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award to Jim Bissell (Deadline).
Cinedigm launching a reinvention of American International Pictures exploitation titles including Girls in Prison and The Brain Eaters in a 10-picture project within a single movie universe (Variety).
Richard Linklater, Damien Chazelle, Morten Tyldum, Bennett Miller, and Laura Poitras to receive Outstanding Directors of the Year Award at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (The Wrap).
French artist Pierre Bismuth to make directorial debut with Where is Rocky II? (Variety).
New image from Joe Swanberg’s Digging for Fire (The Wrap).
Universal hires Cedric Nicolas-Troyan to direct The Huntsman after Frank Darabont leaves (THR).
Bruce Willis set to star in thriller Extraction (Deadline).
Voltage Films taps Stuart Beattie to script the fact-based film about the controversial private military contracting firm Blackwater and its founder Erik Prince (Deadline).
Moises Arias joins the cast of Ben-Hur; Luna Blaise nabs role on Memoria (Deadline).
Tatiana Maslany and Rooney Mara testing for the female lead in first Star Wars standalone film from Gareth Edwards (THR).

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PaleyFest unveils its full 2015 schedule


PlayStation’s first scripted series Powers to launch March 10 (Variety).
PaleyFest unveils its full 2015 schedule (Deadline).
Poster for Amazon series Bosch (Indiewire).
The next Comedy Central Roast to go after Justin Bieber, I guess the James Franco outing was a lone bright spot (Coming Soon).
Marriott International trying out in-room entertainment service with Netflix, Hulu, and Pandora on HD TVs (Variety).
RIP: Actor and martial artist Darren Shahlavi dies at 42 (Variety).
Rob Lowe lands lead in Sky 1’s 10-part series Apocalypse Slough (Deadline).
Nina Arianda lands role in Hannibal season 2 (TVLine).
NBC gives pickups to multicamera comedies People Are Talking and Take It from Us (THR).
Aya Cash lands guest role on Modern Family (THR).
Fox orders three dramas, including adaptations of Luther and Frankenstein, and a comedy from Charlie Grandy (THR).
VH1 cancels LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian’s reality show LeAnn & Eddie after one season (The Wrap).

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Trailer for Dope


International trailer for The Gunman (Next Projection).
Trailer for Dope (EW).
Trailer for Female Pervert (Indiewire).
Trailer for part 2 of season of The Walking Dead (Indiewire).
Trailer for Everly (Coming Soon).
First trailer for Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (First Showing).
Teaser trailer for Beaver Trilogy Part IV (Deadline).


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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.