Bryan Cranston Joins John Carter of Mars


Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) has joined the cast of director Andrew Stanton’s John Carter of Mars. Walt Disney Pictures’ live action/CGI hybrid will start filming next week.

The adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs book series centers on a Civil War veteran (Taylor Kitsch) who finds himself mysteriously transported to Mars, where he becomes involved with the planet’s warring people. Cranston plays a Civil War colonel who comes into conflict with Carter.

The cast also includes Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton, Dominic West, Polly Walker, Thomas Haden Church, James Purefoy and Mark Strong.

Stanton wrote the screenplay with Mark Andrews.