Bob Odenkirk to Star in David Carr Adaptation for AMC
Published Jun 06, 2016Along with his beloved Saul Goodman character, Bob Odenkirk might be stepping into a different role at AMC. Specifically, he's planning to play the role of late journalist David Carr in a six-part miniseries.
The proposed show will adapt Carr's memoir The Night of the Gun. A beloved columnist for the New York Times, Carr's memoir focused on his own struggles with addiction.
"I read David's story, The Night of the Gun, when it came out and was wildly entertained by his saga," Odenkirk said in a statemenbt. "It's a story of survival filled with pain, crack, journalistic righteousness, abandoned cars, crooks, lies, and then there's the two little girls who saved his life; it's overstuffed with humanity.... I hope to do justice to David's intellect and his scrappy nature. It's gonna be crazy... if we do it right."
Odenkirk will also executive produce the series alongside Shawn Ryan, who has been tapped to adapt the book for the screen.
David Carr passed away last year due to heart disease.
Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter for the tip.