Bryan Cranston and Michael Cudlitz Take on THE GRIEF TOURIST

     August 30, 2010

Only one day removed from his third consecutive Emmy win, Bryan Cranston (TV’s Breaking Bad) is now attached to star in the mystery thriller The Grief Tourist alongside Michael Cudlitz (TV’s Southland).  Per the press release, the film revolves around Jim Tahana, a troubled man whose hobby is retracing the footsteps of the serial killers who fascinate him.  In addition to The Grief Tourist, Cranston is also appearing in a slew of upcoming films including: Nicholas Winding Refn’s (Bronson) Drive, Tony Kaye’s (American History X) Detachment, and another starring role in the thriller Leave.

The Grief Tourist is directed by Suri Krishnamma (New Year’s Day) and was penned by veteran actor Frank John Hughes (who also wrote the above mentioned Leave).  Hit the jump for the full press release.

Here’s the press release:

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ — Vision Entertainment Group has partnered with Suzanne De Laurentiis Productions to produce a new mystery thriller titled the “The Grief Tourist.”  A disturbed and troubled soul, Jim Tahana, retraces the footsteps of serial killers who fascinate him as his hobby. His dark obsession with past killers soon becomes his reality and leads viewers on a menacing and horrific journey inside his twisted mind.

Cast for the film include Michael Cudlitz, “Southland,” “A River Runs Through It,” “Grosse Point Blank,” “Running Scared,” and “The Negotiator” and Emmy Award Winner Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad.”

Vision Entertainment Group founders and producers Zachery Bryan, “Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” “The Game of their Lives” (opposite Gerard Butler), “Held For Ransom” (opposite Dennis Hopper),and Adam Targum writing/producing credits include Fox’s “Standoff,” CBS’s “Eleventh Hour” and “CSI:NY” as well as the feature film, “The Good Student,” team up with Suzanne De Laurentiis   “10th & Wolf,”  “Soul Fire Rising,” “I Believe in America,” “Shut Up and Kiss Me!” and Michael  Cudlitz to produce the psycho thriller.

“The Grief Tourist” is directed by Suri Krishnamma (“A Man of No Importance” and “New Years Day”) and written by Frank John Hughes (“Band of Brothers” and “Catch Me if You Can.”)

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