HOLY SH!T: Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul To Star In “Need For Speed” Adaptation


Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has a lengthy filmography behind him, and it now seems his co-star is working hard to catch up. Aaron Paul, known by fans of the show for his portrayal of Jesse Pinkman, has been cast as the lead in Scott Waugh‘s adaptation of the EA Sports video game series Need For Speed.

EW broke the story earlier today, which goes on to mention that Dreamworks hopes to have production rolling as early as February 2013, with plans to release the following Spring. The film was conceived by George and John Gatins and is being penned by the former with a story said to be “inspired by the game series but [not] based on any one title.”

If you’re like me then your mind probably instantly drew a connection between the Need For Speed series and the ever-popular Fast And The Furious film series, but something tells me this film will be unlike anything we’ve seen over those five (soon to be six) features. No offense intended, of course, but given Paul’s career up to this point it is hard to imagine him joining something quite that empty. Time will tell I guess, and we’ll be there to update you.

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