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!"
Bryan Cranston_0.jpg” style=”border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin: 15px; float: right; width: 200px; height: 240px;” title=”” />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.
Also read: Catherine Zeta-Jones Signs on to 'Rock of Ages'
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.
The movie has a release date of June 1, 2012.