The actor played the drug addict Jesse Pinkman in the ground-breaking series, with the feature-length film continuing the character’s jouney following the season five finale, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Deadline adds that Netflix will have first-run rights to the project, which will then air on AMC.
The film will be written by original series creator Vince Gilligan, who will also executive produce the project alongside Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein.
According to sources, Gilligan looks set to direct the film, which was previously reported as following “the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom”.
Speaking on The Dan Patrick Show, Bryan Cranston confirmed that a Breaking Bad movie was in the works, but that it was unclear whether his character Walter White would make an appearance, although he said he would “absolutely” take part if asked.
“It’s a great story and there are a lot of people who felt that they wanted to see some kind of completion to some of these storylines that were left open [in the series finale],” Cranston said. “This idea, from what I’m told, gets into those — at least a couple of the character show were not completed, as far as their journey.”
“I don’t know if there’s an appearance — flashbacks, flash forwards — but I’m excited about it because it’s Breaking Bad and it was the greatest professional period of my life and I can’t wait to see all those people again, even if I just come by to visit.”
Breaking Bad, about a high school chemistry teacher who turns his RV into a meth lab in order to make money after a diagnosis of terminal cancer, ran for five seasons. Paul won three supporting actor Emmys for his role.
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