Editor’s Note: Yesterday’s News covers the most important news of the previous day with a focus on film, television, and trailers.
Netflix’s Pee-wee’s Big Holiday books director John Lee (The Wrap).
The Film Arcade acquires US rights to People, Places, Things (Deadline).
UK poster for Love is Strange (The Film Stage).
Official Avengers: Age of Ultron poster reveals Anthony Mackie to return as Falcon (SlashFilm).
The Orchard buys North American distribution rights to Sebastian Silva’s Nasty Baby (Indiewire).
Kyle Chandler joins the cast of Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester-by-the-Sea (THR).
Arnold Schwarzenegger says he will return for Terminator Genisys sequel (Coming Soon).
Clive Standen joins the cast of thriller Patient Zero (Variety).
Nick Schenk tapped to adapt New York Times Magazine article The Sinaloa Cartel’s 90-Year-Old Drug Mule for Ruben Fleischer (The Wrap).
New Line options movie rights to Gayle Forman’s I Was Here (THR).
Adam Devine in negotiations to join Zac Efron in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (Variety).
DirecTV and A24 in negotiations for US rights to Kyle Newman’s action-comedy Barely Lethal (THR).
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl gets July 1 limited release date (SlashFilm).
Jessica Chastain joins the cast of The Huntsman (Deadline).
Alessandro Carloni joins Jennifer Yuh to co-direct Kung Fu Panda 3 (Deadline).
Rob Schrab to make his feature directorial debut with The LEGO Movie sequel (The Wrap).
Ben Hardy in talks to join the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse (The Wrap).
Viola Davis confirms her role as Amanda Waller in Suicide Squad (EW).
Valerie Cruz and Matthew Rauch sign on to indie My First Christmas (THR).
RIP: Filmmaker Pola Miller dies at 86 (Variety).
Brandon Routh and Zhang Yuqi to be featured in 3D sci-fi action adventure Last Flight (THR).
The 2015 Asian Film Awards nominations announced (THR).
Jim Broadbent, Gillian Anderson, Brian Cox, and Ken Stott join the cast of War and Peace miniseries (Deadline).
ABC’s Dancing with the Stars announces cast for 20th season (The Wrap).
Paula Patton lands lead role in ABC’s drug cartel drama pilot Runner (THR).
TBS picks up Jason Jones and Samantha Bee’s untitled family comedy for series (THR).
Erika Christensen cast in ABC’s pilot L.A. Crime (EW).
Ed Begley Jr., Romany Malco, Moby, and Sharon Lawrence join Starz’s Blunt Talk (The Wrap).
HBO to premiere Bessie on May 16 (Coming Soon).
The CW casts Chris Wood in upcoming drama Cordon (Variety).
Margo Martindale lands co-starring role in CBS’ drama pilot Sneaky Pete (Deadline).
Jason Jones leaving The Daily Show (EW).
FX’s The Bastard Executioner announces cast, including Kurt Sutter, Katey Sagal, Stephen Moyer, Matthew Rhys, Sam Spruell, and Lee Jones (THR).
David Gyasi, Christina Moses, and Kristen Gutoskie join the cast of the CW’s Cordon (EW).
Brian Austin Green and Liza Lapira join the cast of Fox’s untitled Dana Klein comedy (Deadline).
RIP: Producer Jon C. Zimmer dies at 84 (THR).
Bre Blair, Conor O’Farrell, and Demetrius Grosse cast in NBC’s Game of Silence (Deadline).
Chris Hemsworth to make his Saturday Night Live hosting debut on March 7 (The Wrap).
Erinn Hayes cast as female lead in NBC’s Problem Child (Deadline).
Melissa George nabs lead role in NBC’s medical drama pilot Heart Matters (Variety).
Maggie Grace books lead role in CBS’ medical drama Code Black (THR).
Rila Fukushima cast in NBC’s martial arts drama pilot Warrior; Peter Gerety joins CBS’ drama pilot Sneaky Pete (Deadline).
Fox’s drama pilot Minority Report finds its Agatha in Laura Regan (Deadline).
Kristy Swanson signs on to UP TV Christmas movie Angels in the Snow (The Wrap).
ITV remaking The Saint with Ed Whitmore and Chris Lunt (THR).