Bryan Cranston To Write And Direct Home Again
Bryan Cranston rose to stardom as Hal in the Fox comedy Malcolm in the Middle. While the actor went quiet for a while afterwards, recently, he’s been making his presence felt. He appeared in The Lincoln Lawyer earlier this year and can currently be seen in AMC’s hit show Breaking Bad. He also has a ton of high profile projects on the horizon.
Before he got his big break, he directed one feature film called Last Chance. Since then, he’s directed several episodes of Malcolm in the Middle and Breaking Bad. Now, he’s looking to make another feature length film. According to /Film, Cranston will write and possibly direct an adaptation of David Wiltse’s novel Home Again.
In an interview with Hollywood.com, Cranston had this to say about the film:
“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.”
Cranston also did say that the production of Breaking Bad might cause a delay in Home Again getting off the ground. Production may possibly start next year but no date is confirmed yet.
We’ll keep you updated when more news surfaces.