Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul Up for a Role in The Dark Tower?

dark tower 225Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" has had a difficult time in its journey to the big screen. The plan for the series film and TV outing was announced back in 2010 and since then there have been little developments, until now. In an interview with Ain't It Cool News, after being told he should play the role of Eddie Dean, Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul says he's had meetings with Ron Howard about the series 

"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), 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."

Introduced in the second book of the series, "The Drawing of the Three," Eddie Dean was a drug-addicted New Yorker who was pulled to the world of The Dark Tower where he joined Roland Deschain in his quest for the Tower.

Ron Howard previously spoke about working on the film, which he said is not dead yet, and that they've "taken a vow of silence" about the progress of the project, which reportedly has Akiva Goldsman and Mark Verheiden tackling writing duties.