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Bryan Cranston Cast in Rock of Ages; Examiner Connects Breaking Bad to The Killing

Breaking Bad‘s stars are in the news as the silver screen beckons again for Bryan Cranston, who will appear in Adam Shankman’s Rock of Ages, while imagines that Jesse Pinkman could have grown up to become Stephen Holder of The Killing if he hadn’t started manufacturing meth with Mr. White.

Director Adam Shankman tweets that Bryan Cranston is set to join the rock musical Rock of Ages, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Rope of Silicon calls this “a good time to be Bryan Cranston.” thinks The Killing‘s Stephen Holder is an example of “what Jesse Pinkman might’ve been like had he never flushed his education down the toilet, turned to drugs, and opted to cook meth with Walter White.”

The New Mexico Business Weekly was “pleasantly reminded of just how funny Bryan Cranston is” while viewing his video promo for a celebrity softball game on Sunday. Albuquerque’s KOAT-TV, which says Cranston helped organize the event, has a list of other participating actors including R.J. Mitte, Giancarlo Esposito, Betsy Brandt and Steven Michael Quezada.

The Los Angeles Times notes that William H. Macy may win an Emmy because Bryan Cranston — “the star who’s dominated the category the last three years” — isn’t eligible this year.

• While recapping the most recent episode of How I Met Your Mother, TV Squad praises “an always welcome Bob Odenkirk appearance.”

The Los Angeles Times reports that Giancarlo Esposito showed up in this week’s episode of Criminal Minds.

Cinema Blend has a clip from director Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive, which has a “stellar” cast that includes Bryan Cranston and Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks.

indieWIRE takes a stab at casting Quentin Tarantino’s latest script, Django Unchained, and chooses Bryan Cranston as a possibility for one of the roles.

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