Bob Odenkirk Will Star In Adaptation Of David Carr's Memoir
David Carr's memoir, The Night of the Gun , is making its way to the small screen, and Better Call Saul star and Breaking Bad alum Bob Odenkirk is attached to star as Carr in the miniseries adaptation.
Carr, who died in February 2015 of heart disease, was an American journalist and writer who most famous covered media and culture for The New York Times. His memoir, released in 2008, details his years as an addict with unflinching honesty and fact-checks everything he thought he knew about his sordid past, including the titular "Night of the Gun" — an event he entirely misremembered.
AMC is partnering with Sony Pictures Television to develop the six-episode miniseries based on the memoir, and Shawn Ryan will be writing the script.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Odenkirk says:
I read David's story, The Night Of The Gun, when it came out and was wildly entertained by his saga. 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.
AMC's most recent original miniseries, The Night Manager, was also based on a book, the novel The Night Manager by John le Carré.