“Breaking Bad” bad-ass Aaron Paul is getting in touch with his softer side, as he’s set to reunite with his “Big Love” co-star Amanda Seyfried in Voltage Films’ “Fathers and Daughters,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.
Russell Crowe stars in the movie, which Gabriele Muccino will direct from a Black List script by Brad Desch.
The film is a love story between a father and daughter living in New York City 25 years apart. Crowe will play a famous novelist and widower who struggles with mental illness as he tries to raise his five year-old daughter Katie (Seyfried). The story will move back and forth between the 1980s and Katie’s life in present-day Manhattan where she battles the demons that stem from her troubled childhood.
Paul will play Seyfried’s love interest in the movie. He should be used to that role, having played her boyfriend on HBO’s “Big Love.”
Craig J. Flores and Nicolas Chartier of Voltage Productions will produce with Busted Shark’s Sherryl Clark, who developed the script with Desch. Crowe and Keith Rodger will executive produce via their Fear of God banner along with Romilda De Luca. Andrea Leone Films will co-produce, while Voltage’s Babacar Diene is the production executive on the movie.
Paul, who is currently filming Ridley Scott’s Moses movie “Exodus” with Christian Bale, next stars in DreamWorks’ action flick “Need for Speed.” He also has the indie movies “A Long Way Down” and “Hellion” on the horizon.
Paul is repped by UTA and Leverage Management.