Break­ing Bad film com­ing, but will Wal­ter White re­turn to life?

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - City - - ENTERTAINMENT -

The pop­u­lar TV drama Break­ing Bad is com­ing back in movie for­mat, the show’s star Bryan Cranston has said, but it’s not clear if his iconic char­ac­ter Wal­ter White would re­turn as well.

The se­ries, which ran from 2008 un­til 2013, told the story of White, a high school sci­ence teacher who re­sponds to a ter­mi­nal can­cer di­ag­no­sis by turn­ing into a pow­er­ful drug lord. It was one of the best re­viewed shows in TV his­tory and earned a to­tal of 16 Em­mys, in­clud­ing four Best Ac­tor prizes for Cranston, and two Golden Globes.

“There ap­pears to be a movie ver­sion of Break­ing Bad, but I hon­estly have not even read the script,” said Cranston, 62, on a ra­dio pro­gramme. “So there’s [a] ques­tion whether or not we would even see Wal­ter White in this movie.”

Spoiler alert: White died at the end of the se­ries. But Cranston nev­er­the­less said that he would “ab­so­lutely” be in­ter­ested in bring­ing White back, should show cre­ator Vince Gil­li­gan ask him to do so. “He’s a ge­nius,” said Cranston. “I’m ex­cited about it be­cause it’s Break­ing Bad. It was the great­est pro­fes­sional pe­riod of my life. And I can’t wait to see those peo­ple even if I just come by to visit.”

Cranston, an Os­car nom­i­nee for Best Ac­tor in 2016 for his work on the Hol­ly­wood-set biopic Trumbo, said that he be­lieved the film would of­fer fans some more clo­sure for “at least a cou­ple” of the char­ac­ters. Sev­eral Hol­ly­wood me­dia out­lets said that the ten­ta­tive ti­tle of the project was Green­brier.

The New Mex­ico Film Of­fice con­firmed that a film by the same name, pro­duced by Sony, would start film­ing later this month, and wrap in Fe­bru­ary.

[Break­ing Bad] was the great­est pro­fes­sional pe­riod of my life. And I can’t wait to see those peo­ple even if I just come by to visit. BRYAN CRANSTON AC­TOR

Bryan Cranston as Wal­ter White in the se­ries Break­ing Bad

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