Aaron Paul’s next role after his Jesse Pinkman “Breaking Bad” will be along side Pierce Brosnan, Imogen Poost and Toni Collette in “A Long Way Down,” a new dark comedy based on Nick Hornby’s book of the same title.
Paul replaces Emile Hirsch in the role, who moves on to star with Eric Bana and Mark Wahlberg in “Lone Survivor.”
Hornby will write the screenplay, as he did for his “High Fidelity” and “About a Boy.” Pascal Chaumeil will direct.
It’s a dark comedy about four strangers — Martin (Brosnan), Maureen (Collette), Jess (Poots) and JJ (Paul) — who meet on the roof of a high building in London on New Year's Eve, each with the intent of committing suicide.
Their plans for death in solitude are ruined when they meet. The story recounts their misadventures as they decide to come down from the roof alive.
Paul will head to London next month for the shoot, according to industry sources.