While the critically acclaimed AMC series is on hiatus in advance of the second installment of it's fifth and final season, Breaking Bad's stars will be on view in a crop of new theatrical movies.
Bryan Cranston (Walter White) will be appearing in Get a Job. The comedy revolves around an unemployed father whose son has questionable ideas about how to bring in some cash.
Eye of Winter will see the actor, (as in BB) again portraying a unique criminal type. Cranston's character is a nearly blind kidnapper who uses his captive as his eyes. Co-starring Alice Eve. Written and directed by Tze Chun.
Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman) appears in a total of three indie films: First, Decoding Annie Parker, where he plays the husband of a breast cancer patient (Samantha Morton) who wants to discover the mystery behind her illness.
In Quad, Paul portrays a salesman whose life is radically changed after an accident. With Tom Berenger and Jeff Daniels.
The third is A Long Way Down, wherein his character assembles a surrogate family after a chance meeting with three strangers on New Years Eve. Rosamund Pike, Pierce Brosnan, and Sam Neill co-star. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby.
Dean Norris ( Hank Schrader) once again as a lawman, appears in the Nicolas Cage thriller The Frozen Ground about an Alaska State Trooper (Cage) hunting a serial killer.
Then in Ridley Scott's The Counselor, Norris will be on the trail of drug dealers (sound familiar?). Michael Fassbender plays a lawyer whose involvement with drug trafficking gets him in over his head. ( A bit like Saul Goodman, no? )
RJ Mitte, (Walter White Junior) will be seen in The Devil's Ink, about a group of gangsters/felons that hang out in a Los Angeles tattoo parlor and break bad.
After his dramatic portrayal of Mike Ehrmantraut on BB, Jonathan Banks turns up in two comedy roles. He is set to appear in Identity Thief with Jason Bateman, about a mild-mannered businessman on the trail of a crook that stole his personal information.
In the indie comedy Scribble, Banks joins a dysfunctional group of aspiring writers who have a hard time dealing with the youngest member's sudden success.
Giancarlo Esposito who played restauranteur/ drug lord Gustavo Fling in BB, appears in the western They Die by Dawn, as an outlaw once again.
In the thriller Poker Night, Esposito portrays a detective who provides clues to bringing in a serial killer while at a weekly card game.
Diehard fans of Breaking Bad will be glad to at least reconnect with its actors at the movies while withdrawing from the weekly fix of their favorite series.