Bryan Cranston Sells Comedy Pilot to NBC
According to Deadline, NBC has landed small screen adaptation of Conn and Hal Iggulden's THE DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS from Emmy-winner Bryan Cranston.
The pilot, which marks Cranston's first major sale as producer, is described as an "irreverent, family comedy about three teen boys who are given his dad's guide to living lives full of adventure after he passes away."
Bryan Cranston won the 2014 Golden Globe® and four consecutive Emmy® Awards for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series" for his portrayal of Walter White on AMC's Breaking Bad. Cranston holds the honor of being the first actor in a cable series, and the second lead actor in the history of the Emmy® Awards to receive three consecutive wins. His performance has also earned him a fourth Emmy® nomination this year, a Television Critics Association award, three Golden Globe nominations and a Screen Actors Guild award.
Cranston will make his Broadway debut this January playing President Lyndon Johnson in All the Way, by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Robert Schenkkan. The play depicts the early period of LBJ's presidency and his relationship with key political figures, including Martin Luther King Jr., J. Edgar Hoover and Senator Richard Russell. Cranston received rave reviews for his performance, which just finished a sold out run at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
On the big screen, Cranston won a second Screen Actors Guild award this year for his co-starring role in the 2012 Oscar-winning Best Picture, Argo, essaying the role of CIA operative Jack O'Donnell opposite star-director Ben Affleck.
He will then begin production on Jay Roach's Trumbo playing the title role of Dalton Trumbo, who was one of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters whose career came to an end when he was blacklisted in the 1940's for being a communist.
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