Bob Odenkirk To Play Journalist-Turned-Crack Addict David Carr In NIGHT OF THE GUN

Well, THIS is gonna be something.

Bob Odenkirk, most recently seen elevating the TV medium on the whole via his work on AMC's Better Call Saul, has just lined up a new project: playing journalist-turned-crackhead-turned-memoirist David Carr in AMC's Night Of The Gun.

The miniseries, written by Shawn Ryan and based on Carr's memoir of the same name, will recount the story of Carr's addiction and, ultimately, his redemption. Odenkirk, for his part, sounds determined to do Carr's harrowing story justice:

“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. Shawn Ryan is the man to explore this real anti-hero story. I hope to do justice to David’s intellect and his scrappy nature. It’s gonna be crazy… if we do it right.”

Odenkirk has proven something of a good luck charm for AMC in the past, first working for the network on Vince Gilligan's Breaking Bad before landing his own spin-off series, Better Call Saul, last year. It's no surprise that the network would want him for Night Of The Gun; if Odenkirk's career-best work on Better Call Saul is any indication, he's going to knock this role out of the park. 

No word yet on when Night Of The Gun will go in front of cameras, but we'll keep you informed as updates arrive.