Breaking Bad Star To Play Quadriplegic In Broken

Aaron Paul stands crying in the common room in Black Mirror: Beyond The Sea.
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An actor for the past twelve years, the work of Aaron Paul largely consists of one-and-done appearances on 3rd Rock From The Sun, Veronica Mars, CSI: Miami and ER. But after joining the cast of AMC's Breaking Bad, playing Bryan Cranston's meth-dealing sidekick, he has begun to get well deserved notice and may go home with his first Emmy on Sunday. Naturally, that kind of success is going to lead to more film roles.

Paul has been cast in Right Angle, an indie drama based on the book Busted by Adam Niskar, according to Variety. Directed by Michael Burke, Paul will play an alcoholic, womanizing salesman who becomes a quadriplegic in an accident and has to adjust his life accordingly.

While Paul does have a few major film roles under his belt, such as the remake of Last House on The Left and Mission: Impossible III, this could be a perfect project to show off his talent on the big screen. It took a decade to get here, but patience, as they say, is a virtue.

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