Editor’s Note: Yesterday’s News covers the most important news of the previous day with a focus on film, television, and trailers.
M-appeal World Sales picks up How to Win at Checkers (Every Time) (Variety).
BBC Films to receive award for outstanding British contribution to cinema at BAFTAs (THR).
New stills from Entourage (Empire).
France’s Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences announces the nominations for this year’s Cesar Awards (THR).
Final poster for The Divergent Series: Insurgent (Coming Soon).
Focus World picks up distribution rights to Cop Car (THR).
Slamdance Studios partners with Hulu for curated collection of films (The Wrap).
Stephen Gaghan’s upcoming mining drama Gold to start shooting in June (Variety).
Jason Flemyng plans directorial debut with vampire action film Reign of Blood (Screen Daily).
Spring to premiere in theaters and VOD platforms on March 20 (Twitch).
Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs reveals cast list and plot details (The Wrap).
Fox Searchlight Pictures acquires US rights in addition to multiple international territories for Brooklyn (Coming Soon).
The Sundance Film Festival announces short film winners, including Grand Jury winner World of Tomorrow (Indiewire).
Sundance Selects acquires North American rights to Laura Gabbert’s City of Gold (Deadline).
Henry Lloyd-Hughes lands role in Now You See Me: The Second Act (Deadline).
Magnolia Films and Participant acquire documentary Best of Enemies (Deadline).
Guillaume Gallienne and Adèle Exarchopoulos land lead roles in Down by Love (Variety).
Kevin Spacey signs on to star in Barry Sonnenfeld’s Nine Lives (The Wrap).
Christine Taylor confirms her return for Zoolander 2 (Coming Soon).
First look at DreamWorks Animation’s Home (Coming Soon).
ARC Entertainment acquires North American rights to parody The Walking Deceased (Variety).
Matthew McConaughey attached to star in adaptation of Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Deadline).
Miles Teller and Margot Robbie named as hosts for Oscars’ Scientific and Technical Awards (The Wrap).
Brad Pitt in negotiations to star in Angelina Jolie’s Africa (The Wrap).
Penelope Cruz and Diane Kruger in final talks to star in This Man, This Woman (Deadline).
Geoffrey Rush to play composer-lyricist Lionel Bart in Vadim Jean’s Consider Yourself (Deadline).
A whole crop of Jupiter Ascending stills (Coming Soon).
ShortList Film Festival announces 2015 dates and new original film prize (The Wrap).
The Secret getting feature adaptation from director Raja Gosnell and writer Bekah Brunstetter (THR).
The Location Managers Guild of America announces its annual nominations (Deadline).
Anna Torv and Shree Crooks join the cast of Akiva Goldsman’s Stephanie (The Wrap).
Paul Scheer boards comedy Daddy’s Home (Deadline).
Tate Taylor to direct and Mike Jones to script untitled USS Indianapolis project (Deadline).
A24 finalizing deal for US rights to Mississippi Grind (Deadline).
Amazon announces deal with Starz for exclusive online-subscription rights to historical drama miniseries The White Queen (Variety).
Chicken Soup for the Soul plans The CW hidden-camera show, also looking at film option (THR).
Graham Yost and Noah Wyle developing limited pre-World War II series Those Angry Days at FX (Variety).
Jaden Smith and Maya Rudolph join the cast of HBO pilot Brothers in Atlanta (THR).
First look at Patrick Stewart in Starz series Blunt Talk (Variety).
Spike TV greenlights unscripted financial help series Family Takeover (Variety).
Rita Moreno joins the cast of Jane the Virgin (The Wrap).
Glenn Fleshler joins the cast of NBC’s Hannibal (The Wrap).
Chris Pine, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, and Jason Schwartzman join the cast of Wet Hot American Summer series (Deadline).
Georgia King set as female lead in HBO’s Vice Principals (Deadline).
NBC gives pilot order to remake of Australian comedy Strange Calls (THR).
Michael Hogan cast in season 2 of Fargo (The Wrap).
Mehcad Brooks cast as Jimmy Olsen in CBS’ Supergirl (THR).
CBS picks up Limitless remake to pilot (THR).
E! developing a docuseries following Bruce Jenner’s “journey” (Variety).