Emmy-winning “Breaking Bad” star is the latest to be tied to New Line’s adaptation of the hit Broadway musical
Bryan Cranston is getting his villain on.
The "Breaking Bad" star, already slated to be the "Total Recall" bad guy, will play the mayor of Los Angeles in Adam Shankman's adaptation of the Broadway hit "Rock of Ages."
In a message on Twitter, the director wrote, "So honored! Bryan Cranston is joining the cast … LA has a mayor!"
While the mayor of the City of Angels isn't always a villain, in "Rock of Ages," the mayor's wife — played by Catherine Zeta-Jones — is a meanie who crusades against rock-and-roll and tries to keep it out of the city.
"Rock of Ages" is an ambitious musical, starring Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough, Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti and Diego Boneta.
The movie is a love story told through the music of Pat Benetar, Bon Jovi, Journey, Poison, Twisted Sister and other artists from the 1980s.
The movie is shooting in Miami.
Chris D'Arienzo, Michael Arndt and Alan Loeb are writing and Jennifer Gibgot, Carl Levin, Tobey Maguire, Scott Prisand and Matt Weaver are producing.
The movie has a release date of June 1, 2012.