Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) has signed on to lead Michael Burke’s indie drama Right Angle. Per Variety, the story “centers on a hard-drinking, promiscuous salesman who becomes a quadriplegic after a tragic accident and struggles to come to terms with his predicament and with his future.” The film is being produced by Gary Gilbert and Jordan Horowitz (The Kids Are All Right).
Paul should be shoo-in to win this year’s Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama for his work on Breaking Bad. Unfortunately, the Emmys make it a point to make sure that the person who deserves to win never does, but nothing changes the fact that he’s one of the best actors on TV right now. Paul’s equally-incredible Breaking Bad co-star Bryan Cranston recently signed on to co-star in Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive. Breaking Bad doesn’t return until July 2011, but there will be mini-episodes before that to help make the wait less painful.