We recently got the first set photos from the upcoming post-apocalyptic zombie horror film, World War Z, with Brad Pitt in the lead, and they looked pretty interesting without giving away anything from the film.

News now comes that Bryan Cranston, most notable for his role leading the current hit series Breaking Bad, is in talks to join the project for a small but memorable role, THR report.

Based on a novel of the same name by Max Brooks, World War Z is being directed by Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace), with Pitt both leading and producing the project. Set in the aftermath of the zombie war, known as World War Z, Pitt plays the role of a UN representative that travels the world to interview survivors and hear their experiences of the war. Cranston’s role remains unknown.

Cranston first became really well known playing Hal in Malcolm in the Middle from 2000 to 2006. Since then, it would be something of an understatement to say that he has made a name for himself thanks to his next role.  He took on the lead in Breaking Bad back in 2008, and has consecutively won the last three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, which is no small feat.

With Breaking Bad’s past three seasons being thirteen episodes long, it’s given Cranston more time whilst not shooting the TV series to work on film projects like World War Z. He starred in The Lincoln Lawyer and Larry Crowne earlier this year, and will next be seen alongside Ryan Gosling in Drive, due out on 23rd September, and alongside Contagion’s brilliant ensemble cast on 21st October this year.

Not only that, but he’s also attached to a myriad of other upcoming projects. He lent his voice to Batman: Year One as Detective Jim Gordon, he’s starring in the WWII film Red Tails (which got its first trailer at the end of last month) and Disney’s John Carter, along with Rock of Ages, the Total Recall remake, and Ben Affleck’s next directorial effort, Argo.

Clearly, Cranston is going to be a busy man for some time to come, and World War Z would be another great film for him to join in his Breaking Bad down-time. No release date has been scheduled for the film yet, but if all goes according to plan, we should see it sometime next year. More news on Cranston’s role and everything else World War Z-related as and when we get it.