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Bryan Cranston To Star in The Infiltrator; Breaking Bad Appears on Jeopardy

This week, Bryan Cranston books a role in a movie called The Infiltrator, while Breaking Bad shows up on Jeopardy. Plus, Walt is one of Us Weekly‘s most beloved TV characters. Read on for more:

The Hollywood Reporter says that Bryan Cranston will star in The Infiltrator, a thriller to be directed by Brad Furman.

• According to the Albuquerque Journal, Breaking Bad shows up in a Jeopardy Final Jeopardy answer.

• Walt is No. 3 on Us Weekly‘s list of the 20 most beloved characters of the last 20 years because his “transformation is one of the most astounding in TV history.”

• Dean Norris talks to The Charlotte Observer about Breaking Bad: “What I miss is the quality of the work, the scripts that you read and you go, ‘Oh my God, I get to say that? I get to do that scene?’ In a way, it was the easiest job.”

E! Online asks Robin Lord Taylor to read a scene from Breaking Bad as Todd, a role he lost to Jesse Plemons, “and the results were astounding…”

• Talking to Screen Crush, Dean Norris has this to say about Better Call Saul: “I want it to be so good and I want it to work and I want it to be great. But I think they’re going to turn that show into something completely different. And, smartly, it’s going to be its own show.”

Forbes discusses what The Walking Dead learned from Breaking Bad.

TV Overmind explains how the opening scene of Breaking Bad “set the tone for the entire series.”

• According to The Wall Street Journal, Diane von Furstenberg recently sent DVDs of Breaking Bad to the King of Bhutan as a thank you gift.

• The end of Walt’s journey in the series finale is WhatCulture‘s most paused TV moment of the last decade because viewers “had spent five years hooked on Walter White’s exploits and his transformation from Mr. Chips to Scarface, and that beautiful final shot brought it all to an end.”

• Gus’s death in Season 4 is another of WhatCulture‘s TV pause moments because “it’s one of the most brilliantly grotesque, darkly comic moments in TV history.”

• Betsy Brandt gives Los Angeles Magazine the skinny on her favorite places around the city.

TheWrap reports that Jesse Plemons has been cast in Other People, a movie that will be directed by Saturday Night Live‘s Chris Kelly and produced by Adam Scott and Naomi Scott.

Yahoo‘s list of TV shows that deserve a comeback, à la Twin Peaks, includes Deadwood, because of Anna Gunn’s (and Timothy Olyphant’s) “increased profile.”

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