Bryan Cranston Confirms The ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Is Happening, And He Would ‘Absolutely’ Star In It


Last month, I pitted Bryan Cranston against Jon Hamm to discover who’s winning the post-prestige drama war. The Mad Men star triumphed over the Breaking Bad Emmy winner (mostly due to his performance on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), but if Cranston were to reprise his role as Walter White…

Vince Gilligan is reportedly writing a Breaking Bad movie, titled Greenbriar, which “tracks the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.” The announcement was initially met with “is this real?” skepticism, but on Wednesday’s episode of The Dan Patrick Show, Cranston confirmed that “yes, there appears to be a movie version of Breaking Bad.” The actor, who’s currently rehearsing for the Broadway production of Network (with Tatiana Maslany!), added that he hasn’t “even read the script,” but he would “absolutely” appear in the movie, if “Vince asked me to do it.”

“It’s a great story, and there’s a lot of people who felt that they wanted to see some kind of completion to these storylines that were left open, and this idea, from what I’m told, gets into those… at least a couple of the characters who were not completed, as far as their journey.”

As for the plot: Slashfilm is reporting that the “kidnapped man” is indeed Jesse Pinkman, and “the movie will follow his escape from Albuquerque following the bloody events of the series finale.” Poor Jesse. He got in over his head working with Walter and then he escaped from a bunch of murderous neo-Nazis — what fresh hell will Gilligan put him through? We’ll find out soon enough, apparently!