“Breaking Bad” fans are hoping that Vince Gilligan‘s new movie, “Greenbrier,” is connected to the Emmy-winning TV series. His hometown newspaper, the Albuquerque Journal, did some digging at the New Mexico Film Office and found out that production is set to start on this Sony release in November and run till February. However there is no confirmation from either Gilligan or the studio that the film is connected to the TV show.
We know nothing about the movie, other than the barest of plot details which come from the official description: ‘Greenbrier’ tracks the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom. NMFO director Nick Maniatis confirmed that the speaking cast of “Greenbrier” includes 16 locals while another 45o will act as extras.
We do know that “Breaking Bad” leading man Bryan Cranston is committed to the Broadway run of “Network” from mid November until mid March 2019. Till the end of the year, the play, which is adapted from the 1976 Oscar-winning film of the same name, has a traditional eight show per week schedule, with the theater dark on Mondays.
However, in the new year, it drops down to seven shows per frame, with no performances on Monday and Tuesday. That would give Cranston a small window for filming. He could leave New York City on Sunday evening after the matinee and return on Wednesday in time for that afternoon’s performance.