Bryan Cranston floats the idea of an ‘Office’ movie — and the role he’d want

Bryan Cranston floats the idea of an ‘Office’ movie — and the role he’d want

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Walter White is a fan of Michael Scott. 

An unlikely source has pitched the idea of a movie for “The Office”: Bryan Cranston. 

During an appearance on the “Office Ladies” podcast, hosted by two of the series stars, Jenna Fischer, 49 (who played Pam), and Angela Kinsey, 52 (who played Angela), the “Breaking Bad” star, 67, floated the idea of a feature-length movie to catch up with the Dunder Mifflin team. 

“Let’s say that there’s not a reboot series, but what if there was a movie?” Cranston said.

“Something where we can see where these people are. These people in the entire cast that we’re curious about. We wondered at the end, where did they go? What did become of them?”

Kinsey was quick to agree. “I would do it. I would do it for my kids, ‘cause I think they would think that’s fun.”

Bryan Cranston with Angela Kinsey and Jenna Fischer. SiriusXM
Angela Kinsey and Jenna Fischer host “The Office Ladies” podcast. SiriusXM
Oscar Nunez, Brian Baumgartner, Leslie David Baker, Ed Helms, Steve Carell, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith, Creed Bratton and Angela Kinsey in “The Office.” ©NBC/Courtesy Everett Collection

The series finale saw her character, Angela, finally tie the knot with eccentric Dwight (Rainn Wilson), and also reveal that he was the father of her son. 

Meanwhile, the finale ends with Pam secretly putting their house on the market, to support Jim (John Krasinski) in his aspirations of working at his sports marketing company, based in Austin, TX.  

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Fischer said she’d be game for a movie, but only if series creator Greg Daniels was involved. 

“Okay, as long as Greg is writing it and he’s in charge of it, then I say yes,” Fischer said. 

Steve Carell during a past appearance on “The Office Ladies” podcast. msjennafischer/Instagram
Creed Bratton, Ed Helms, Brian Baumgartner, Leslie David Baker, Rainn Wilson, Phyllis Smith, Oscar Nunez, Mindy Kaling, Kate Flannery, John Krasinski, Steve Carell, Amy Ryan and Angela Kinsey in “The Office.” ©NBC/Courtesy Everett Collection
Angela (Angela Kinsey) and Dwight (Rainn Wilson) getting married. ©NBC/Courtesy Everett Collection

“The Office” ran for nine seasons on NBC from 2005-2013, and has been a phenomenon on streaming — despite the fact that it nearly got canceled in its first season. 

The book “Welcome to Dunder Mifflin: The Ultimate Oral History of ‘The Office’” by Brian Baumgartner (who played Kevin) and Ben Silverman, an executive producer, detailed how an NBC executive frequently came to the set to inform everyone that the current episode would be the end of the series. 

“He was like, ‘This will be the last one … It’s just not getting the ratings and the network doesn’t get it.’ He said that every week of the first season,’” Krasinski recalled in the book. 

Catherine Tate, Jake Lacy, Ellie Kemper, Rainn Wilson, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer in “The Office.” ©NBC/Courtesy Everett Collection
Bryan Cranston on “The Office” set, directing a Season 9 episode.
Brian Baumgartner, Jake Lacy, Paul Lieberstein, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith, Craig Robinson, Ellie Kemper, Kate Flannery, Ed Helms and Leslie David Baker in Season 9. ©NBC/Courtesy Everett Collection

Cranston directed the Season 9 episode “Work Bus,” and the Emmy-winning “Breaking Bad” star said that he’d like to be in the movie in a minor role. 

“I just wanna be an extra in it,” he said. “I’d be like a crossing guard or something like that. I would be some guy.” 

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No definitive reboot of “The Office” has been officially announced. But, in January, it was reported that Daniels was “inching closer” to getting the writers room back together for a new take on the hit comedy.

The show was originally based on a British series from Ricky Gervais, and there have also been international versions in countries such as Australia, India, Poland and Sweden.

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