Bryan Cranston And Michael Cudlitz Cast In The Grief Tourist
Last night Bryan Cranston won the Best Actor in A Drama Series Emmy for the third year in a row. For those keeping score, that's one for every season the show has had. Formally better known for his comedic roles, be it as Dr. Tim Whatley on Seinfeld or the father, Hal, on Malcolm in the Middle, the man has completely reinvented his career and has started to convert that success into film roles.
It has been announced via press release that Cranston, as well as Michael Cudlitz, have joined the cast of The Grief Tourist, directed by Suri Krishnamma. The roles are unspecified, but the lead character, Jim Tahana, has a habit of retracing the steps of serial killers, but soon the activity gets the better of him as "his dark obsession with past killers soon becomes his reality and leads viewers on a menacing and horrific journey inside his twisted mind."
The project reminds me of the 1993 film Kalifornia, but instead of have Brad Pitt play a serial killer and David Duchovny play an author who writes about serial killers, the characters are all balled-up in one. The first mentioned in the press release, there's some suggestion that it will be Cudlitz in the lead, but hopefully that's just an assumption. This is a role, it seems, that Cranston could have a great deal of fun with.
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