Basket of News, Aug. 31-Sept. 6, 2013

 Posted by on September 6, 2013 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News
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Matthew Weiner talks to Variety’s Peter Bart about the making of his first feature film, You Are Here.  Matt also talked to Vanity Fair about the film, his fascination with identity, and how he plans to wrap up Mad Men.

Did you know Vince Gilligan and the Breaking Bad crew shaved their heads in solidarity with Bryan Cranston back in the day?

Aaron Paul tips his server.

The cast and creators of The Walking Dead serve up 14 teasers for Season 4.  THR has a slightly spoilery Season 4 poster.

Sam Catlin talks about writing and (first-time) directing last Sunday’s Breaking Bad. [Possible spoilers for that episode, obviously. -K]

Entertainment Weekly has 12 Breaking Bad storylines you never saw.

Christina Hendricks has gone from a supporting role to a lead in the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling 2009 thriller Dark Places, taking a role as Charlize Theron’s mother. [That’s going to take some makeup. -K]

Ben Feldman is taking a guest role on The Mindy Project.

Jessica Paré stars in a sultry video for a beauty site directed by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Lawrence Gilliard Jr. was not supposed to be cast as Bob Stookey on The Walking Dead. And he tells Entertainment Weekly how it happened.

Janie Bryant talks to Smithsonian about Mad Men, her personal style, her upcoming reality show and, of course, the shorts that launched a thousand rumors and a parody Twitter account.

Charlie Daniels has written a song for Hell On Wheels.

The L.A. Times discusses all the Mad Men cast members who should win Emmys.

AMC, Instructure and the University of California, Irvine today announced the joint production of a massive open online course (MOOC), titled “Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s The Walking Dead, exploring a broad range of scholarly topics through the lens of a hypothetical zombie apocalypse.

Jared Harris will reunite with director Guy Ritchie on Warner Bros.’ long-planned Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Murray Gershenz, who played Don Draper’s elderly neighbor, asking his wife, “Did you get pears?” in “The Rejected,” died of a heart attack at 91.  There’s a documentary about Murry and his massive record collection at the link. (via SmilerG)

AMC announced a new international distribution pact.

Downton Abbey has a Season 4 trailer:

Basket of News is compiled by Deborah and Karl — and Basketcases like you


  2 Responses to “Basket of News, Aug. 31-Sept. 6, 2013”

  1. Re Christina Hendricks playing Charlize Theron’s mother: I’m assuming she’s playing the mother in the flashback scenes, ie when Charlize Theron’s character was a child.

  2. AMC has ordered filming of a 1-hour pilot episode of “Better Call Saul,” a Breaking Bad prequel:

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