Yesterday’s News: Simon Pegg Co-writing Star Trek 3 & Jake Gyllenhaal Passes on Suicide Squad


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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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Simon Pegg co-writing Star Trek 3 with Doug Jung


GLAAD announces the nominees for this year’s GLAAD Media Awards (Deadline).
David Henrie lands Ronald Reagan role in biopic Reagan (THR).
HBO documentary Rosie O’Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up to premiere at the Athena Film Festival (The Wrap).
First look at Leonardo DiCaprio in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant (EW).
Boyhood to receive Variety Creative Impact in Cinema Award at Texas Film Awards (Variety).
Jennifer Lawrence to star in The Dive (Women and Hollywood).
Nicolas Cage to star in satirical comedy Army of One from director Larry Charles (THR).
Films Distribution acquires international sales rights to Agnus Dei (Variety).
SpectreVision and Drafthouse Films teaming with Rook Films and TImpson Films to produce The Greasy Strangler (Deadline).
New Directors/New Films unveils lineup (Variety).
Poster for Pervert Park (Indiewire).
Sacha Baron Cohen’s Grimsby gets pushed back seven months to February 26, 2016 (First Showing).
Snoot Entertainment partners with Don Hertzfeldt for animated adventure Antarctica (Deadline).
Writers Guild of America, West honors Pedro Almodóvar with Jean Renoir Award (Deadline).
RIP: Actor and film editor Frank Mazzola dies at 79 (Deadline).
Giovanni’s Island wins Best Animated Film at Mainichi Film Awards (Twitch).
Poster for Serena (Indiewire).
New images from Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut Lost River (The Film Stage).
New photos from the set of Fifty Shades of Grey (Variety).
Strand Releasing acquires US rights to A Borrowed Identity (Variety).
IFC Midnight acquires US rights to The Stranger (The Wrap).
Pilou Asbæk snags role of Pontius Pilate in Ben-Hur (The Wrap).
Lionsgate acquires North American rights to Jared Hess’ Don Verdean ahead of its Sundance premiere (Deadline).
Freestyle picks up US distribution rights to mystery thriller The Sisterhood of Night (THR).
Jake Gyllenhaal passes on Suicide Squad role (Variety).
Kate Mara said to have tested for Gareth Edwards standalone Star Wars film (Coming Soon).
Simon Pegg co-writing Star Trek 3 with Doug Jung (Deadline).
Kaya Scodelario in early talks for the female lead in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Deadline).

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Ian McShane joins the cast of Showtime’s Ray Donovan


Kerry Condon and Toby Leonard Moore join the cast of Showtime’s Billions (Deadline).
British period miniseries New Worlds to make US premiere on subscription VOD service Acorn TV (Variety).
Jesse Eisenberg adapting his short stories Bream Gives Me the Hiccups as half-hour comedy for Amazon (THR).
Disney XD gives straight-to-series order to Gamer’s Guide to Everything (Deadline).
Ron White, Jacqueline Byers, and Branscombe Richmond join the cast of Roadies (Deadline).
Ian McShane joins the cast of Showtime’s Ray Donovan (Coming Soon).
NBC renews Food Fighters for a second season (THR).
Hulu greenlights long-form comedy series from RocketJump and Lionsgate (Variety).
Anna Maxwell Martin, Charlie Creed-Miles, Ed Stoppard, Elliot Cowan, Hugh O’Conor, Joe Tucker, Kate Dickie, Lalor Roddy, Patrick Fitzsymons, Richie Campbell, Robbie Gee, Ryan Sampson, Samuel West, Shaun Mason, Steve Wilson, Steven Berkoff, Stuart Graham, Tom Ward, and Vanessa Kirby join Sean Bean in six-part period crime drama The Frankenstein Chronicles (Deadline).
Downton Abbey and X-Factor among winners of Britain’s National Television Awards (THR).
CBS picks up untitled drama from Tony Phelan and Joan Rater and untitled comedy inspired by the life of Tommy Johnagin (THR).
NBC picks up hour-long thriller Game of Silence (Variety).

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Trailer for The Hunting Ground


New UK trailer for It Follows (The Film Stage).
UK trailer for Good Kill (The Film Stage).
Trailer for The Hunting Ground (First Showing).
Trailer for Games of Thrones IMAX release (Indiewire).


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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.