Before “Breaking Bad,” before “Les Miserables,” Aaron Paul and Amanda Seyfried played a married couple on HBO’s long-running, critically acclaimed “Big Love,” and now they’re getting an onscreen reunion. Variety reports Paul is joining Seyfried and Russell Crowe in mutli-generational drama “Fathers and Daughters.”
Set 25 years apart and described as “a love story”, Crowe will play an acclaimed writer in the 1980s who recently lost his wife and is struggling with raising his five year old daughter while battling mental illness. Seyfried will play that daughter, Katie, all grown up in modern day Manhattan, battling her own demons stemming from her troubled childhood. Paul will be her love interest, though his exact role is unknown. Gabriele Muccino will direct from a script written by Brad Desch.
Outside of his recently wrapped Emmy-winning role as Jesse Pinkman on AMC series “Breaking Bad,” 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.” He’s currently filming one of the lead roles in Ridley Scott’s biblical epic “Exodus.”