Bryan Cranston is putting the record straight on rumors about a film called "Malcolm in the Middle."
Cranston, who starred as suburban dad Hal in the Emmy-winning series from 2000 to 2006, addressed the long-standing reunion buzz which was reignited in October 2022 by breakout series lead Frankie Muniz. The cast also included Jane Kaczmarek, Christopher Masterson, Justin Berfield, Erik Per Sullivan, and James and Lukas Rodriguez.
Cranston told The Independent that he considered pursuing a film several months earlier. “He said he would think about it, and he got his writers together. If they can come up with a great idea, then he'll pursue it. If not, then nah.“
Cranston said, "I don't need a job. I've got a lot of jobs." I don't need it, but I'd want it if it was a great idea."
The "Malcolm in the Middle" series, which included "going to work every day and making yourself and others laugh," was "seven years of glory."
Cranston told E! News in January 2023 that a possible reunion film would "examine what happened to this family 20 years later" of the popular sitcom clan. "I can't believe it's already that, but that would be fun to do," he said at the time.
Muniz, Muniz's former co-star, said Cranston was "kind of heading writing the script and getting everything rolling."
Cranston recently reprised another one of his iconic roles, the lead character from "Breaking Bad," alongside Aaron Paul's Jesse Pinkman in a 2023 Super Bowl commercial. The duo also appeared in Season 6 of prequel spin-off "Better Call Saul." Despite his role being mentioned, Cranston did not star in the sequel film "El Camino."
Cranston said in August 2020 that he was satisfied with the conclusion of 'Breaking Bad.' I don't remember seeing a show that was so well-constructed, satisfying, and legitimate. Everything just seemed to fit so perfectly.'