Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul has been set to star in Long Way Down, the Paschal Chaumeil-directed adaptation of the Nick Hornby novel. Jack Thorne wrote the script and Finola Dwyer is producing.

Paul will star opposite Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette and Imogen Poots in a film that focuses on a quartet of people who plan to commit suicide. Paul plays a pizza delivery man, and there is also an embattled television talk show host, a teenaged girl and the mother of a disabled boy. They befriend one another when they meet atop a tall building on New Year’s Eve.

The film will shoot in London starting in September. Paul, the Emmy-winning actor who’s wrapping up the final season of Breaking Bad, is represented by UTA and Loch Powell of Leverage Management.

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