[Movies] Aaron Paul Up For a Role in The Dark Tower Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.21.2014
Breaking Bad star says he's had talks...
Aaron Paul says that he's had talks to appear in the long-gestating Dark Tower project. The Breaking Bad star told Ain't It Cool News that he's had meetings with Ron Howard to play a role in the project, which has been in limbo since Universal put it into turnaround and Warner Bros. declined to develop.
When it was suggested that he should play Eddie Dean, Paul said, "I've had a ton of meetings on that. I just had a general sit down with Ron Howard, who is a huge fan of [Breaking Bad], which is such a crazy thing to even think that Ron Howard even knows who I am. They're definitely planning on making it. I'm excited. Their goal is to do three films, but also have a television element to it, which will be very interesting. From what I hear, Eddie Dean is a pretty epic, iconic character."
Eddie Dean is a drug addict from New York who is pulled into the Dark Tower universe and joins lead protagonist Roland in his quest. The original plan called for a series of movies along with a TV series at HBO; at last word, HBO was still attached and Howard said the project wasn't dead yet.