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?
Earlier this year we heard the exciting news that (soon-to-be former) ‘Breaking Bad‘ star Aaron Paul was considered the frontrunner for the title role in HBO’s upcoming drama ‘The Missionary,’ shooting after the AMC drama’s 2013 end. That role was recently given to ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter‘ star Benjamin Walker after scheduling difficulties with Paul, but the show has netted yet another 'Breaking Bad' star, also one-time 'Friday Night Lights' star Jesse Plemons. Wait til you hear who he plays!
It's not 'The Avengers' level of saturation, but for an arthouse film, it's fair to say that Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film 'The Master' has put out a lot of material. The film opens in limited markets on September 14, and everywhere September 21, and has a number of festival screenings between now and then. And now there's a TV spot.