Bryan Cranston To Make London Stage Debut

Bryan Cranston is set to star in a new stage adaptation of the film ‘Network’ at London’s National Theatre.  

Lee Hall has adapted Paddy Chayefsky’s screenplay for Sidney Lumet’s film, which won four Oscars and will be directed by Ivo van Hove.

While this will mark as a theatre debut in London for the ‘Breaking Bad’ star, Cranston is no stranger to the stage, having won a Tony award for laying President Lyndon Baines Johnson in Robert Schenkkan's broadway play ‘All The Way’.

Rufus Norris, the National Theatre’s artistic director, described ‘Network’ as "one of the greatest media satires of all time".

"It's incredibly prescient in terms of the world today," he said. "I think it will stand up in our digital world."

The production, with other roles yet to be cast, opens in November.

-Devashree Goenka