The Dark Tower Aaron Paul wants to star as Eddie Dean

Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul has had “a ton of meetings” for Ron Howard’s Dark Tower movie

Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad
Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad

Ron Howard’s film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower saga is moving ahead slowly but surely, and Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul has revealed that he has been taking meetings with Howard to discuss playing heroin addict gunslinger Eddie Dean.

AICN talked to Paul at the Sundance premiere of his new film Hellion, and the former Jesse Pinkman responded positively to discussion of King’s epic.

“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 the show (Breaking Bad, naturally), 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.”

When urged not to turn the part down if and when he’s offered it, Paul replied “Definitely will not!”

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