Aaron Paul plays the friend card to bag a role in The Dark Tower

2016-03-11 14:55

Los Angeles  - Aaron Paul thinks it would be "pretty cool" to land a role in The Dark Tower.

The 36-year-old actor has publicly declared his interest in a part in the big screen adaptation of Stephen King's series of novels of the same name.

When asked what his next project is, he told Yahoo Movies: "Dark Tower ... I think being in Dark Tower would be pretty cool."

He also then revealed he has spoken to King but refused to reveal the details of their conversation.

Paul said: "Those rumours are floating around. I spoke with Stephen King the other night. He was like, 'Hey, I have something for you.' And I thought he was going to offer me a Pixar film, and so I, of course, got excited."

To further tease his fans and devotees of the books, the Breaking Bad star messaged King on Twitter.

He tweeted the horror and fantasy author:

To which King, 68, replied:

Although it is unclear if Paul, 36, will be appearing in 'The Dark Tower', Matthew McConaughey is believed to have accepted a role in the project.

Writer and filmmaker Nikolaj Arcel is already on board to direct from a script written by Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinker which is primarily based on the first book in King's The Dark Tower series, The Gunslinger.

The novel is mixture of horror and fantasy and tells the story of a gunslinger who has dedicated his life to locating The Dark Tower - which is the nexus of the universe - before evil invades and ends all existence by destroying it. 

The Dark Tower is slated for release in January 2017.

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