Reports: ‘Breaking Bad’ movie in the works
“Breaking Bad” — the movie — is coming. A movie set in the so-called “Breaking Bad” universe is expected to begin production in Albuquerque this month and will be directed and written by original “Bad” showrunner Vincent Gilligan, according to reports.
This will be the second “Bad” spinoff — the first, of course, “Better Call Saul,” which recently wrapped a fourth season.
The film, with the working title “Greenbrier,” will begin production in November, according to the Albuquerque Journal, which said the New Mexico Film Office — which has worked closely with the “Bad” and “Saul” production teams over a decade — confirmed the movie.
The most obvious and important question: Will Walter White — Bryan Cranston — return? Neither the Journal nor the Hollywood Reporter confirmed casting. Cranston begins an 18-week run at the Belasco Theatre as the lead in “Network” starting Saturday. Aaron Paul — Jesse Pinkman — has joined the cast of “Westworld,” which has yet to begin production on the third season.
Giancarlo Esposito, left, and Bryan Cranston in a scene from “Breaking Bad.”