“Breaking Bad” is almost over but Aaron Paul’s movie career is just beginning. Variety reports the TV alum has been cast alongside Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton in Ridley Scott’s biblical epic “Exodus.” Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley and John Turturo are also joining the growing all-star cast.
Bale will play Moses in the film based on one of the Bible’s most iconic figures, he who parted the Red Sea and all that magical stuff. Edgerton is in talks to take on the role of Ramses, who eventually becomes the Pharaoh of Egypt who sends Moses and his fellow Israelites into exile. Turturro and Weaver are set to play Ramses’ parents Seti and Tuya, respectively, while Paul will play Joshua, a Hebrew slave who leads the exiles after Moses. Filming starts in September in Spain, Morocco and England.
Outside of his Emmy-winning role as Jesse Pinkman on AMC series “Breaking Bad”, now airing its final, 5th season, Paul won raves opposite Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Sundance hit “Smashed.” He recently wrapped up Nick Hornby novel adaptation “A Long Way Down” opposite Imogen Poots, Pierce Brosnan and Toni Colette, as well as potential racing action franchise launcher “Need for Speed.”