Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver and More Find Ridley Scott's 'Exodus'
by Ethan Anderton
August 27, 2013
The final season of "Breaking Bad" is already underway on AMC with only a few episodes left. Coming next year, Aaron Paul makes a big jump back to the big screen with a lead role in the adaptation of the video game Need for Speed, but the actor has also lined up a rather epic film beginning production soon. Deadline reports Ridley Scott has picked up Paul for a role in his Biblical drama Exodus, which features Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as the Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II. Paul will play Joshua, the Hebrew slave who leads the people into the promised land after Moses, but he's not the only new name.
John Turturro, Ben Kingsley and Scott's familiar leading lady Sigourney Weaver are also in talks to join the film. Turturro will play Ramses' father Seti while Weaver will play his mother Tuya. Meanwhile Kingsley will play an unnamed Hebrew scholar. That's quite an impressive cast, and we're betting there's still some more roles to be cast for the film originally written by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage (which is a far departure from their script for Sex Drive) and rewritten by Steve Zailian. Production is slated to start very soon, so we'll keep you updated as more information becomes available.