HOLLYWOOD – Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul creator Vince Gilligan has announced his new project, a TV show based on the Studio Exec.
Vince Gilligan spoke EXCLUSIVELY to the Studio Exec (who else?) about the project:
This is going to be the darkest thing I’ve ever done. When I first thought up Breaking Bad, I pitched it as Mr. Chips becomes Scarface. Well, this is more like Scarface becomes … I don’t know, but something a lot worse than Scarface by gum!
Can you give us an idea of the plot?
Sure. I mean broad strokes. The Studio Exec is a Hollywood producer with deep ties to the Colombian cartels…
He’s a dealer?
No, but he has a loyalty card. He gets into trouble when he starts to make a movie about Pablo Escobar starring Benicio del Toro. His dealers are none too pleased by the portrayal of a man they consider a local hero and so some how the Studio Exec must square them, make the movie, deal with a difficult star and at the same time come to terms with the fact that his daughter wants to marry Val Kilmer.
You’ve been reading my f*cking diary!
I’m ashamed to say I have.
Breaking Exec will be broadcast in the Fall.