Bale has been cast as Moses and Paul could play his right-hand man Joshua
Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul is set to join the cast of Exodus, the forthcoming epic biblical film from director Ridley Scott.
Christian Bale has already signed up to star as Moses, while Paul is “in negotiations” to play Joshua, the Hebrew slave who becomes Moses’ right-hand man and leads the people to the promised land after him, Variety reports.
The film’s strong ensemble cast also includes Joel Edgerton, who will play the pharaoh Ramses, as well as Sigourney Weaver and John Turturro, who will appear as Ramses’ mother and father. The film has a script by Oscar-winning screenwriter Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s List, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
Scott is due to start shooting the movie, his follow-up to this year’s The Counsellor, next month (September) in various locations in England, Spain and Morocco.
Meanwhile, Paul is currently appearing in the final season of Breaking Bad, which now has just five episodes to go. The very last episode is scheduled to premiere on US network AMC on September 29 and Paul has recently warned fans: “You guys are gonna shit your pants!”