08/12/2011 03:50 pm ET | Updated Oct 12, 2011

Bryan Cranston: 'Home Again' Writer/Director

Pretty good for a meth dealer.

A character actor for much of his career (aside from his role in "Malcom in the Middle," remember his run as the dentist in "Seinfeld"?), Bryan Cranston first used the launching pad of his hit series "Breaking Bad," to land a number of meaty film roles. Now, he's getting the chance to take full control of his very own film.

In a conversation with Hollywood.com, Cranston confirmed that he will adapt into a screenplay and direct a big screen version of the book, "Home Again," by David Wiltse.

"It's basically a very strong father-son story, and a murder-mystery," he explained to the site. "An FBI agent who suddenly quits the department and takes his son and his wife and moves back to his hometown of Cascade, Nebraska, to rekindle family values and pay attention now. He's been working for the FBI for years, so he's been home sporadically. And his son is now sixteen, very sensitive, and looks upon his father like sort of a stranger."

The rest of the details can be found at Hollywood.com.

On the other side of the camera, Cranston has a wildly busy schedule. He's in the midst of Brad Pitt zombie flick, "World War Z," will feature in Ben Affleck's "Argo," is a cast member in the Disney epic "John Carter," and will be a conservative mayor in "Rock of Ages."