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Odenkirk on Board for AMC’s David Carr Memoir Adaptation

AMC and Sony Pictures Television are developing The Night of the Gun, the stark memoir from the late journalist David Carr, into a six-part miniseries to air on AMC. Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad) will play Carr, the New York Times media reporter who died last year, and Shawn Ryan (The Shield, Timeless) will write the project.

Carr’s book tells the story of the author’s brutal battle with crack cocaine and alcohol, while struggling to raise a young family and advance his career. A seasoned reporter, Carr turned his investigative focus on himself with unsparing honesty, spotlighting the dark chapters of his life he’d long forgotten.

Carr, who wrote the “Media Equation” column for the Times, died in 2015.

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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.