By Mandela Wells
Bryan Cranston, who is currently starring in the biopic Trumbo, has signed on to a new drama known as Wakefield. Wakefield will be directed and is written by Robin Swicord.
Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn are producing the picture which is based on a short story of the same name by E.L. Doctorow. It is a retelling of a story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, also known as “Wakefield” about a man who out of nowhere leaves his wife for an long period of time.
Cranston revealed this bit of news in a recent interview on The Howard Stern Radio Show, explaining that he will be playing a married Manhattan lawyer who sees a racoon in the attic of his home and winds up staying in the attic for several months due to a nervous breakdown. He also said that this character will become romantically involved with a younger woman at some point in the story.
The film has yet to announce the rest of its cast and its release date.