Cranston Joins “John Carter of Mars”

“Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston has joined the cast of Andrew Stanton’s “John Carter of Mars” for Disney Pictures reports Heat Vision.

The adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs book series centers on a Civil War veteran (Taylor Kitsch) who finds himself mysteriously transported to Mars.

He soon becomes involved with the planet’s warring people. Cranston plays a Civil War colonel who comes into conflict with Carter.

Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton, Dominic West, Polly Walker, Thomas Haden Church, James Purefoy and Mark Strong also star. Shooting kicks off next week.