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HBO's 'The Missionary': Cold War Drama with 'Vampire Hunter,' 'Breaking Bad' Star Not Moving Forward

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 19, 2013 @ 8:53 PM
HBO / AMC
Well, this is a bit of a bummer. Late last year we were tracking development of an intriguing new HBO Cold War drama that had initially eyed 'Breaking Bad''s Aaron Paul for the leading role, dubbed 'The Missionary.' The role went to 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' star Benjamin Walker, though 'Breaking Bad's Jesse Plemons signed on for a supporting role, with the show to be produced by Mark Wahlberg. Has the project officially gone cold?

HBO Casts Abraham Lincoln as 'The Missionary,' Aaron Paul Remains Otherwise Awesome

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 7, 2012 @ 8:00 PM
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Earlier in the summer we were excited to learn that 'Breaking Bad' star Aaron Paul was in talks to take the title role in HBO's upcoming drama 'The Missionary,' after the AMC drama's 2013 end of course.  As of now, it appear that Paul wasn't able to commit to the HBO period drama's European shoot, and the pay-cable network has subbed in 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' star Benjamin Walker for the titular role.  So what's 'The Missionary' all about?