Breaking Bad Renewed for Sixteen Final Episodes

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Following weeks of intense negotiations, Sony and AMC have reached a deal to produce 16 final episodes of Breaking Bad. Those episodes will be filmed together but may or may not be split into two seasons depending on how many Emmys Bryan Cranston feels like winning. Grade: A+ [Vulture]

On Saturday, Captain America‘s Hayley Atwell (29 years old), Clash of the TitansAlexa Davalos (29), and Made in Dagenham‘s Rosamund Pike (32) auditioned for a role in Paramount’s Jack Reacher movie, One Shot, opposite Tom Cruise (49). Grade: C- [HR]

Patti Smith will work with Oscar-winning writer John Logan (Rango, Gladiator) on a screenplay adaptation of her memoir Just Kids, about her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe in the sixties and seventies. Grade: A [Deadline]

Cheryl Cole — a hugely famous British person nobody in America has ever heard of, who was recently relieved of her duties as a judge on Simon Cowell’s American version of X-Factor — will cameo in What To Expect When You’re Expecting, Lionsgate’s movie adaptation of the best-selling pregnancy manual. All’s well that ends well. Grade: C [Deadline]

According to EW Working Title Films is moving forward with plans for a third Bridget Jones movie, though no other details have yet been confirmed (though it was reported earlier this summer that Bridesmaids director Paul Feig had been hired to helm the thing). Be careful, Colin Firth. Grade: C [EW]

Speaking of things that leave a bad taste, director Tom Six has announce a third Human Centipede movie that will make the upcoming second one — which was banned in the U.K. — “look like a Disney film.” Grade: B+ [Empire]

Mike Myers has signed a deal for — or at least expressed an interest in — a fourth Austin Powers movie. Grade: C- [Hitfix]

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