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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...

Joshua Winning

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.