by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer
Aaron Paul is a super-fan of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series. Ever since it was rumored to finally be getting off the ground in 2012 the actor lobbied hard for the role of Eddie Dean.
“@ThomasStratman: @aaronpaul_8 if theres a Dark Tower movie you gotta promise me you’ll play eddie dean” Trust me. HUGE dream of mine.
— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) October 11, 2012
That would seem to be a role made for Paul. Eddie Dean is a wise-ass heroin junkie who is good with a gun. The actor’s career-making role was that of Jesse Pinkman, a wise-ass junkie/drug dealer/meth maker on the hit drama Breaking Bad. Sounds like this is right in his wheelhouse.
Blastr got the jump on this first. However their source couldn’t confirm whether or not the actor would be playing Eddie Dean or not. For now we’ll file this under RUMOR until either SONY or Aaron Paul himself puts the word out there.
For now we know that we’ve got Idris Elba and Matthew McCoaunghey as Roland Deschain (The Gunslinger) and The Man in Black respectively.
If this is true it would be a dream come true for Aaron Paul. I love his work in Breaking Bad and would love to see him return to something in a similar spiritual vein. Keep checking back here as we’ll report any concrete news as soon as we hear about it!
*Dark Tower Art by Chris Skinner.