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‘Breaking Bad’ Star Aaron Paul Will Take Nick Hornby’s ‘Long Way Down’ Instead of Emile Hirsch

Written by on August 13, 2012 

After attempting a nail-biting heist in Breaking Bad yesterday, and with that series concluding in just eleven episodes, star Aaron Paul is seemingly lining up his other options. Thankfully, that includes a jump into Hollywood. He’ll be seen alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Smashed this October and now he’s beed added to another ensemble of a promising project.

Deadline reports that Paul will join A Long Way Down, a drama based off Nick Hornby‘s novel and set to be directed by Pascal Chaumeil, who gave us the charming Heartbreakers a couple years ago. Paul replaces Into the Wild star Emile Hirsch in the quartet that also includes Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette and Imogen Poots.

Scripted by Jack Thorne, the film follows four people — including a pizza delivery boy (Paul), talk show host (Brosnan), a teenager (Poots) and a mother of a disable child (Collette) — who inadvertently plan to jump from the same roof on New Year’s Eve, but come to bond over their mutual despair. Paul is a fine replacement for Hirsch and as far as Hornby adaptations go, lets hope this is more About a Boy then Fever Pitch.

Shooting begins this September in London for a likely 2013 release.

Are you looking forward to seeing more feature film performances from Paul?

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