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Bryan Cranston in talks to join crime thriller Gangster Squad

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And today in Bryan Cranston casting news – the ever-popular former Malcolm In The Middle actor is in talks to join Sean Penn’s Gangster Squad .

Cranston is riding one seriously high wave of popularity at the moment. Just yesterday he was in negotiations to join Ben Affleck’s third film Argo .

Now he’s in talks for a lead role in period crime thriller Gangster Squad , which has Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer at the helm.

Gangster Squad centres on the LA police department and its fight against crime in the 1940s. Cranston would play Max, a Texas-hailing cop with great ambitions.

Cranston’s numerous other projects include Larry Crowne , Contagion and Drive this year, while his 2012 slate features Rock Of Age s, Total Recall , John Carter and Argo .

If there was an award for 'actor with the most movie projects currently in production', you can bet Cranston would be the one to win it...