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Aaron Paul may have a role in Stephen King's 'Dark Tower'

"I think being in 'Dark Tower' would be pretty cool," the actor said.
By Annie Martin Follow @littlemannie   |   March 10, 2016 at 4:11 PM
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LOS ANGELES, March 10 (UPI) -- Aaron Paul is being linked to The Dark Tower after approaching Stephen King about a role.

The 36-year-old actor teased his involvement with the forthcoming adaptation in an interview with Yahoo! Movies after speaking to King, who wrote The Dark Tower book series.

"I think being in Dark Tower would be pretty cool," he told the website before claiming the film is his next project. "I'm kidding. Or am I? Those rumors are floating around. I spoke with Stephen King last night."

Paul has intermittently been linked to the adaptation, and re-tweeted a new article connecting him to the project Tuesday. He called the report "beautiful news" before directly tweeting King.

"Dear @StephenKing, How goes it my friend? So, about these Dark Tower rumors. What are your thoughts? Could you put in a good word for me? Ap," the actor wrote. King has yet to respond.

The Dark Tower movie is in the works at Sony Pictures after years of delays and is being envisioned as a series of films. King previously told MTV he isn't in a rush to adapt the books, saying he's "content" to have the project "slow-walked."

"It took me 35, 36 years to write The Dark Tower," the 68-year-old author pointed out. "I can wait [for the movie]. We've been close a couple times. I'm content to see what happens. Sooner or later, it'll show up."

The Dark Tower follows Roland Deschain, the last of a knightly order known as "gunslingers," as he searches for the fabled Dark Tower. Matthew McConaughey is to play Deschain, with Idris Elba as Randall Flagg, aka The Man in Black.

Paul is best known for playing Jesse Pinkman on AMC series Breaking Bad, which came to a close after five seasons in 2013. He has since voiced Todd Chavez on Netflix sitcom BoJack Horseman and will star on new Hulu series The Path.

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