Posted on Thursday, November 21st, 2013 by Angie Han
Before Jesse Pinkman ever fell under the sway of Mr. White, Aaron Paul had already made an impression on TV audiences as Scott, gentle suitor to Sarah (Amanda Seyfried) on Big Love. The cute couple made their last appearance in the show’s 2011 finale, but the actors are now set to team up on the big screen for Fathers and Daughters.
Directed by Gabriele Muccino and written by Brad Desch, the Black List drama stars Russell Crowe and Seyfried as a father and daughter with a difficult relationship. Hit the jump for more details on the project.
The movie follows two intertwined plot threads set 25 years apart. In the present day, Seyfried plays a young Manhattanite navigating her first serious relationship as she works through lingering issues from her troubled childhood. 25 years in the past, Crowe plays her widowed novelist father, who struggles to raise his 5-year-old girl while battling mental illness.
Muccino’s previous credits include Playing for Keeps, Seven Pounds, The Pursuit of Happyness, and The Last Kiss (the original version, not the Zach Braff one). The sentimental-sounding Fathers and Daughters seems like an appropriate fit for him, as long as he can resist the temptation to go full-on treacly.
Variety reported Paul’s casting. His character has not been revealed, though he seems like a natural fit to play Seyfried’s love interest. At any rate, Fathers and Daughters is just the latest in a long string of varied movies that Paul has due out in the near future.
With Breaking Bad now behind him, Paul is attempting the leap to the silver screen. He’ll try to launch his own franchise next year with Need for Speed, and he’s already wrapped a role in the Nick Hornby adaptation A Long Way Down. Currently, he’s shooting the Biblical epic Exodus with director Ridley Scott and stars Christian Bale, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, and Joel Edgerton.