Bryan Cranston And Aaron Paul Reveal Their Mystery Project — And It’s Not The ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie

Fans were elated back in November when it was confirmed that a “Breaking Bad” movie was in the works, and wondered whether a pair of identical tweets from the series’ stars offered a clue that film might be arriving sooner than expected.

On Tuesday, June 25 at precisely 1:02 p.m. ET, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul each issued the same tweet: a photo of two donkeys in a desert, accompanied by a single word: “Soon.”

The duo’s coordinated tweeting was followed by a second post on Tuesday, July 2, this time featuring a photo of the two actors together in what appeared to be a scene from the upcoming film.

“Even sooner,” reads the caption in social media posts from both actors.

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Then, on Tuesday, July 8, the two stars gave fans 24-hours notice with yet another photo. Cranston posted a snap of himself drinking a liquid out of a brown bowl. “A collaboration so smooth you can taste it,” Cranston captioned the Instagram post. “24 hours, people!”

Paul posted a photo of himself drinking out of a different brown bowl, offering the exact same caption Cranston used.

Finally, on Tuesday, July 9, the duo revealed their mystery project: their own brand of mezcal, called Dos Hombres.

In matching Instagram posts, Paul and Cranston outline how Dos Hombres came about, beginning three years earlier in a New York City sushi bar.

“Knowing that we couldn’t share the screen for quite a while — our thoughts turned to a new project,” reads the caption, accompanying a photo of the pair.

“We sipped cocktails and thought about what it should be. The younger one looked at his drink and said, you know what we should do? We should do a really special Mezcal. The older one said, you mean the liquor with a worm at the bottom? Nah, that was just some bulls**t gimmick, I mean real, artisanal Mezcal made by hand in Mexico,” the post continues.

“After that dinner we couldn’t get the idea out of our heads. So, we started traveling to Oaxaca to see if we could find it, and we mean it had to be ‘it,’ something so damn good even people who don’t think they like Mezcal will love it. It had to be perfect or we weren’t going to do it,” the post adds. “We searched high and low all over Oaxaca, met incredible people along the way and after a beautiful yet gruelling search throughout that majestic landscape we believed we may have found our place. Our Mezcal. It was on a dirt-road, in tiny village, hours away from the centre of town, we found it and it was perfect. Holy s**t it was perfect. We looked at each other and just simply nodded. This is it. We named it Dos Hombres — two guys on a quest.”

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Three years ago we sat in a sushi bar in New York. Talking about life and what we could possibly do down the road together. We had the time of our lives while shooting Breaking Bad and truly built a very special bond. Knowing that we couldn’t share the screen for quite a while – our thoughts turned to a new project. We sipped cocktails and thought about what it should be. The younger one looked at his drink and said, you know what we should do? We should do a really special Mezcal. The older one said, you mean the liquor with a worm at the bottom? Nah, that was just some bullshit gimmick, I mean real, artesanal Mezcal made by hand in Mexico. After that dinner we couldn’t get the idea out of our heads. So, we started traveling to Oaxaca to see if we could find it, and we mean it had to be “it,” something so damn good even people who don’t think they like Mezcal will love it. It had to be perfect or we weren’t going to do it. We searched high and low all over Oaxaca, met incredible people along the way and after a beautiful yet grueling search throughout that majestic landscape we believed we may have found our place. Our Mezcal. It was on a dirt-road, in tiny village, hours away from the center of town, we found it and it was perfect. Holy shit it was perfect. We looked at each other and just simply nodded. This is it. We named it Dos Hombres – two guys on a quest. It’s been a long and crazy journey and we couldn’t be happier to share this with you and the rest of the world. We are crazy about the taste, the aroma, and the versatility of this smokey, age-old alcohol. Try it, and let us know what you think. We are certain you will love it. Well, that’s our story. What’s yours? Go to Doshombres.com to get a bottle of your own. Follow us at @Doshombres and @Mezcal to hear more about Mezcal and Dos Hombres. — AP & BC 📷 @coryt

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Meanwhile, whether the pair will be reuniting in the top-secret “Breaking Bad” movie remains an open question, with a brief logline describing the film’s plot as tracking “the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.”

Slashfilm was able to confirm that the kidnapped man in question is none other than Jesse Pinkman (Paul), with the film picking up immediately after the events of the series finale.

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Cranston confirmed news of the movie in an interview with “The Dan Patrick Show”. “Yes, there appears to be a movie version of ‘Breaking Bad’,” he said. “It’s a great story, and there’s a lot of people who felt that they wanted to see some kind of completion to these storylines that were left open, and this idea, from what I’m told, gets into those… at least a couple of the characters who were not completed, as far as their journey.”

 

ET Canada has reached out to the actors’ reps.

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