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Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston at the 'Breaking Bad' Special Premiere Event, Sony Studios, Culver City, CA. (Shutterstock/s_bukley)
When word got out that Vince Gilligan was writing a sequel to Breaking Bad, fans were burning to know more. More details about the film have come to light, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
It’s been confirmed that the feature-length movie will star Aaron Paul, who is set to reprise his Emmy-winning role as Jesse Pinkman. Netflix reportedly scored first-run rights to air the film before running on AMC. The latter is a TV station that originally carried Breaking Bad. Meanwhile, representatives for AMC, Netflix and producers Sony Pictures TV all declined to comment on the top-secret project.
We also know that the original series creator, Vince Gilligan, is the executive producer for the project, alongside franchise collaborators Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein. Gilligan is also set to direct the film, which will follow the escape of a kidnapped man (Jesse Pinkman, played by Gilligan himself) and his journey to find freedom.
When Bryan Cranston, who starred as Walter White, spoke on The Dan Patrick Show, he confirmed that a movie was in the works, but it was unclear whether there was a role for Walter White.
“It’s a great story and there are a lot of people who felt that they wanted to see some kind of completion to some of these storylines that were left open [in the series finale],” Cranston said at the show.
He went on to say that he doesn’t know if there would be an appearance, flashbacks or flash-forwards, but he is excited about it, partly because it was the greatest professional period of his life.
For Paul, the role of Jesse in Breaking Bad isn’t the only thing keeping him busy. Some of his other TV credits include landing roles on the third season of HBO’s Westworld and Apple’s Are You Sleeping. The actor is represented by UTA and also voices a role on Netflix’s animated hit Bojack Horseman and wrapped three seasons of Hulu’s The Path.
As for Gilligan, who signed a three-year deal with Sony TV in July, the Breaking Bad movie is set to mark the first project to stem from this.
At this stage, there’s no word on when the movie will start shooting, nor when it will premiere. (geo/mut)