Once a perennial TV guest star and voice over performer, Bryan Cranston has taken a major leap into the big leagues after toplining two highly successful shows, "Malcom in the Middle" and the methamphetamine drama "Breaking Bad," for which he's won three Emmys.
Cranston is so happy about his newfound success that he's just gotta SING, hence he's going from meth rocks to "Rock of Ages," as revealed by director/choreographer Adam Shankman via Twitter:
"So honored! Bryan Cranston is joining the cast of #rockofagesmovie! LA has a mayor!"
As confirmed by THR, the actor will indeed play the Mayor of Los Angeles in the movie version of Broadway's rock n' roll musical, which will commence filming this month. He will join Diego Gonzalez Boneta, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige, Paul Giamatti, Julianne Hough and the recently announced Catherine Zeta-Jones.
This is just icing on the cake of what's going to be an incredible run this year for Cranston, including roles in Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion," George Lucas' "Red Tails," Tom Hanks' "Larry Crowne," and as a heavy in two sci-fi epics, "John Carter of Mars" and "Total Recall."
Of course, we already know Cranston can wow the crowd with his amazing singing ability, as evidenced by his turn opposite Fred Armisen as The Bjelland Brothers on 'SNL,' singing their #200 hit on the Minnesota charts, "Sparkling Apple Juice."