Aaron Paul in talks for The Dark Tower

Aaron Paul confirmed he is in negotiations about character of Eddie Dean with director Ron Howard for the screen adaptation of 'The Dark Tower'

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Aaron Paul is in talks for the screen adaptation of 'The Dark Tower'.

The 'Breaking Bad' actor - who was catapulted to the spotlight as Jesse Pinkman in the hit series - is in negotiations with 59-year-old filmmaker Ron Howard about the character of Eddie Dean, who is a lead figure in the Stephen King book series of the same name.

He has been quoted saying: "I've had a ton of meetings on that. I just had a general sit down with Ron Howard, who is a huge fan of the show [Breaking Bad], which is such a crazy thing to even think that Ron Howard even knows who I am.

"They're definitely planning on making it. I'm excited. Their goal is to do three films, but also have a television element to it, which will be very interesting. From what I hear, Eddie Dean is a pretty epic, iconic character."

'The Dark Tower' was stalled in pre-production when Universal studios dropped the project, however Warner Bros. expressed interest in August 2012, but passed a few weeks later.

Howard later confirmed it was a working progress and they still had plans to create the Western.

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