Bryan Cranston set to join Marc Forster's World War Z

World's busiest actor eyeing a small role

Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston is continuing to cement his rep as Hollywood's most in-demand actor with a role in World War Z.

The Hollywood Reporter has the news that Cranston is close to landing a "small but flashy" role in the zombie apocalypse thriller.

Brad Pitt is starring in the adaptation of the Max Brooks novel (as well as producing), while Marc Forster (Finding Neverland, Quantum Of Solace) is directing.

Cranston recently had to drop out of role in Ruben Fleischer's Gangster Squad because his schedule was getting too jam-packed.

Among his recently completed projects, he can name Steven Soderbergh's Contagion, John Carter, Drive, George Lucas-produced WW2 actioner Red Tails, and the Batman: Year One animated adap.

On the go at the moment, the greedy thesp has musical Rock Of Ages, the Total Recall reboot, and Ben Affleck's Argo.

It looks like we'll be seeing a lot of him over the coming months, which is no bad thing. To be fair, he's done pretty well for himself just getting to the stage where we no longer call him 'Malcolm's dad'...

World War Z is expected to be released sometime next year.

Pleased to see Cranston's face popping up everywhere? Do YOU still think of him as Malcolm's dad? Let us know!

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    • jamiehalus

      Aug 7th 2011, 13:22

      Awesome. Fantastic actor. Some people have been complaining of possible over saturation of him, but if he does his job well in each movie, then i say bring it on, Heisenberg.

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    • ashleyrhys

      Aug 7th 2011, 18:16

      @dalidab1982 What do you mean Brad Pitt's return to form? Brad Pitt hasn't been bad in any film he's ever made. He even made Mr and Mrs Smith half-decent. He was also brilliant in The Tree of Life and that was this year. I'm looking forward to this as I've heard the book is good. The only thing I don't understand is that Brad Pitt is doing this and The Zombie Survival Guide and isn't World War Z a sequel to that?

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 7th 2011, 18:30

      It still amazes me that no network in the UK is showing Breaking Bad, it's up there with Mad Men and Game Of Thrones as best show on tv at the moment.

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    • Heisenberg

      Aug 7th 2011, 19:02

      @ali, i completely agree, Breaking Bad is an amazing programme, sky will probably get the rights and then show it at midnight on a sunday night or some c**p.

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    • Brooksy86

      Aug 7th 2011, 20:35

      Brad Pitt in Inglourious Basterds was incredible. The guy can act, he carries films. But i guess you could say hes been in bit of a lull. WWZ is a book, which has a Graphic Novel 'spin off' and is much more 'plot driven' than ZSG. Bryan will always be Malcolm's Dad. But thats not a bad thing, especially if your describing him to someone, then they know exactly who you mean. :)

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    • writerdave87

      Aug 8th 2011, 0:35

      Brad Pitt is brilliant in Inglorious Basterds, but if you want proof the man can act, watch The Assassination of Jesse James. Man should have won an Oscar for that role. He's a very underrated actor imho (much like DiCaprio), I think because he has that 'sex symbol' status so people don't take him seriously. I've enjoyed his work in everything I've ever seen him in, from True Romance to Benjamin Button.

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    • DuffyUK

      Aug 8th 2011, 10:57

      Inglorious Basterds, Fight Club, Jesse James, Twelve Monkey's... The guy can act. Period.

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    • oldirtywag

      Aug 8th 2011, 15:12

      dalidab1982 is there any way I can convince you to never post on here again? It was amusing to read your constant drivel at first but now it is just excruciating. It's that painful I'm almost convinced it's a wind up - some kind of elaborate Alan Partridge/David Brent character and only you are in on the joke. if that is the case then I salute you. C'mon, you can tell me. You're not that retarded are you? Surely? It's scripted, right?

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    • oldirtywag

      Aug 8th 2011, 15:12

      dalidab1982 is there any way I can convince you to never post on here again? It was amusing to read your constant drivel at first but now it is just excruciating. It's that painful I'm almost convinced it's a wind up - some kind of elaborate Alan Partridge/David Brent character and only you are in on the joke. if that is the case then I salute you. C'mon, you can tell me. You're not that retarded are you? Surely? It's scripted, right?

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    • writerdave87

      Aug 8th 2011, 19:28

      No, he's that bad. Genuinely that stupid.

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 8th 2011, 20:51

      We need to get dalidab on the next series of Big Brother.

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    • writerdave87

      Aug 8th 2011, 20:58

      Dalidab, your 'opinions' cannot be true. THEY ARE OPINIONS. If you don't want people to think you're stupid, STOP ACTING LIKE A MORON. Jesus you make yourself look worse than any of us ever could. Just shut up...

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    • writerdave87

      Aug 8th 2011, 21:03

      I think if anyone was locked in a room with Dalidab for any length of time, they'd kill him. I can barely share a message board with the prick.

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    • writerdave87

      Aug 8th 2011, 21:24

      I'm fairly sure my partially disabled grandmother could kill you dalidab. I'd just kick you in the shins and watch you get crushed beneath that massive chip on your shoulder.

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    • oldirtywag

      Aug 9th 2011, 14:59

      Yep good call Ali1748, I can see him fitting right in on Big Brother. Just the kind of moronic t**t that would make me want to smash my head into the TV. dalidab1982 nobody needs to "spy" on you, you divuldge enough useless information about yourself all on your own. writerdave87 I would pay good money to see your grandma kill him.

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    • writerdave87

      Aug 10th 2011, 22:39

      She'd do it for free.

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    • murphy

      Aug 10th 2011, 23:59

      Yet again dalidab spouts retarded sh!t,people get annoyed with him,and the whole thread gets taken over with even more of his cr@p. Please do us all a favour and fu(k off,surely there must be another site with more simple minded cretinous odious tw@ts like yourself,and bryan cranston in world war z cool,brad pitt is a really good actor,he's played plenty of good roles since spy game,even though he's not reached the dizzying heights of treading the boards in wakefield community centre,i've just started reading world war z so i don't really know what to expect yet but i love zombie films so i'm looking forward to it.

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    • DuffyUK

      Aug 11th 2011, 1:15

      If Dalidab was on BB I think they would they pull the plug on the show as no-one would be able put up with his bullsh!t... Man, you even make the t***s Jedward look tolerable...and they are the cuntiest of cunts.

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    • DuffyUK

      Aug 11th 2011, 1:15

      Interesting choice of words to censor as well TF...

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