Aaron Paul Rumored to Join 'Dark Tower' Cast

With Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba locked in, Dark Tower rumors have now shifted to another actor, Aaron Paul.

Aaron first broke into the spotlight in the hit TV show Breaking Bad. Now rumors are circulating that he could earn a spot on the Dark Tower cast as hero, Eddie Dean. Those familiar with the book series know Dean as the junkie who turned his life around and now serves as one of the most memorable characters in the story.

Paul told Daily News in February, “The idea of being a part of [Dark Tower] is absolutely exciting”. Later in the interview he said, ““I think the ‘Dark Tower is one of the greatest series of books around. Stephen King is one of my favorite authors of all time, and when I heard they were making it into a film, you can’t help but get excited.”

Dark Tower is backed by Media Rights Capital and Sony. The movie is set to release in January 2017.