GQ Names Vince Gilligan Man of the Year; Aaron Paul Books Film Role

bb-s5-vince-gilligan-2-325.jpgThis week, Vince Gilligan is interviewed by GQ for its man of the year feature, while Variety reports that Aaron Paul will star in a film with Russell Crowe. Plus, Bryan Cranston will open on the Great White Way in March. Read on for more:

GQ interviews Vince Gilligan, the magazine’s Kingpin of the Year, calling him the “geeky, self-effacing, devious mastermind behind Breaking Bad.”

Aaron Paul has booked a new film, according to Variety, which reports that the Breaking Bad actor will star in Fathers and Daughters, alongside Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried.

Bryan Cranston is set to open on Broadway in All the Way, about President Lyndon Johnson, on March 6, The New York Times reports.

Rolling Stone attended a screening of No Half Measures, the making of Breaking Bad documentary — and stayed for a Q&A with Bryan Cranston, Vince Gilligan, Dean Norris, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk and Lavell Crawford. HitFix, Los Angeles Times and Variety share their thoughts on the documentary.

Jimmy Kimmel’s latest edition of “Mean Tweets” about celebrities read by the celebrities themselves includes Aaron Paul and Dean Norris.

Fast Company spotlights an infographic that’s a character map for Breaking Bad.

• Ahead of the release this week of the complete series set, MTV has a clip from a behind-the-scenes featurette that answers the question, “What was Vince Gilligan’s actual job?”

• Meanwhile, Entertainment Weekly shares a clip from the final season gag reel that features “Matt ‘Badger’ Jones versus a bong, [Aaron] Paul versus a pack of cigarettes, and [Bryan] Cranston versus two faucets and an A-1 door.”

Rolling Stone offers a clip from the “stunningly cool” Breaking Bad: The Complete Series box set where Bryan Cranston and Vince Gilligan share a laugh at Dean Norris’ expense.

Another clip from the complete series Blu-ray set, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, highlights the shooting of the famous “Tread Lightly” scene from the Season 5 Midseason Premiere.

• Plus, Entertainment Weekly includes Breaking Bad: The Complete Series on Blu-ray in its holiday gift guide.

The Hollywood Reporter names Emily Rios to the “Young Hispanic Hollywood Class of 2013.”

Watch David Blaine freak out Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul when he pushes an ice pick through his hand, courtesy of The Huffington Post.

Movie Fanatic presents some photos from Need for Speed, which stars Aaron Paul.

Giancarlo Esposito is set to direct and star in Patriotic Treason, a film that will also feature Ed Harris as John Brown, the famous abolitionist, according to Deadline.

Broadway World reports on new developments for Flesh and Bone, a new Starz drama that boasts Breaking Bad’s Moira Walley-Beckett as writer and executive producer.

Glamour is excited by Flesh and BonesBreaking Bad/Moira Walley-Beckett connection and thinks it’s “gonna be the best damn show on American television.”

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