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Bryan Cranston writing and directing a mystery drama

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Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston is on fire on both the big screen and small. He has supporting roles in a ton of films on the horizon and his AMC show continuues to be huge success. In a recent interview, Cranston revealed that he is in the process of developing a script that he adapted from the novel Home Again by David Wiltse. He went on to state that the plans on turning it into a film with the help of producer Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad, Rain Man, The Chronicles of Narnia movies), and is planning on directing,

Cranston talked about how he enjoyed his experience writing and directing a film called Last Chance in 1999 and stated he is interested in continuing his behind-the-scenes work. He has also directed two episodes of Breaking Bad and Malcolm in the Middle.

Here is what he had to say when talking about the story of Home Again adaptation, which he plans to retitle:  

"It’s basically a very strong father-son story, and a murder-mystery. An FBI agent who suddenly quits the department and takes his son and his wife and moves back to his hometown of Cascade, Nebraska, to rekindle family values and pay attention now. He’s been working for the FBI for years, so he’s been home sporadically. And his son is now sixteen, very sensitive, and looks upon his father like sort of a stranger… And then there’s a murder that happens in the little town that they move to, which kills [the father’s] whole stance on, 'Things are better in these small towns!' And then things unravel, and basically, the father and son come together at the end and save each other emotionally and literally.” 

Production on the film will cause an issue with his Breaking Bad schedule, but it may begin next year. I am happy to see him doing something that he loves doing and support him all the way. What are your thoughts?

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