In what world could Breaking Bad’s Walter White nab a vixen like Mad Men’s Joan Harris? Well, it could happen in a world that only Jason Reitman could dream up. The Up In the Air and Young Adult director just released the full cast of his Toronto Live Read of the now-classic film American Beauty to EW and he’s got Bryan Cranston and Christina Hendricks in the lead roles as Lester and Carolyn Burnham — roles originated by Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening.
Can this cast handle the material?
Bryan Cranston as Lester Burnham
(Originally played by Kevin Spacey)
Christina Hendricks as Carolyn Burnham
(Originally played by Annette Bening)
Sarah Gadon as Angela Hayes
(Originally played by Mena Suvari)
Woody Harrelson as Col. Frank Fitts
(Originally played by Chris Cooper)
Mae Whitman as Jane Burnham
(Originally played by Thora Birch)
Adam Driver as Ricky Fitts
(Originally played by Wes Bentley)
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