No Bryan Cranston in World War Z
09.09.11 by Ryan
In early August, it seemed that Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston was back on track for total Hollywood domination as he added yet another role in Paramount's adaptation of World War Z. Cranston was negotiating to play am unspecified role that was described as "small but flashy."
As great as Cranston's casting sounded, it is unfortunately not to be. While doing press for the current season of Breaking Bad, Cranston revealed to Film School Rejects that he would not be joining the highly-anticipated adaptation when he was asked what it was like to work with World War Z director Marc Forster.
I didn’t work with Marc Forster. I was supposed to, but scheduling got in the way, so I’m not able to. I regretted the omission. I sent him an email, wished him well, and said I was sad it didn’t work out. You know, on some other project we’ll hopefully — will you please tell him I said hello? And tell him the zombies are coming to get him.
World War Z is based on Max Brooks' best-selling novel and was adapted by Matthew Michael Carnahan (The Kingdom). The movie stars Brad Pitt as a U.N. researcher who races around the globe to stop a zombie pandemic. Matthew Fox (Lost), Mireille Enos (The Killing), James Badge Dale (The Departed), Elyes Gabel (HBO's Game of Thrones), and Danielle Kertesz, in her debut role, all co-star.