Paschal Chaumeil

Aaron Paul Casting in A Long Way Down

Yeah, bitch! Everyone’s favorite meth-making sidekick, Aaron Paul, is now set to star in the latest adaptation of a Nick Hornby novel. Deadline Hollywood reports that Paul will star in the Paschal Chaumeil-directed and Jack Thorne-scripted A Long Way Down, an ensemble dramedy about, of all totally hilarious things, suicide. The film centers on four very different characters who are linked by one common thread – they all plan to commit suicide in the same way on the same day. The four of them meet when they all find themselves on the top of the same building on New Year’s Eve, each intent on jumping off of it. As they talk and get to know each other, their plans go a bit askew. Paul will play JJ, an American who is living in London after losing both his band and his girl. Distraught over having chucked his dreams for a girl who chucked him, JJ is stuck in a dead-end job as a pizza delivery boy. He will be joined by Pierce Brosnan (as Martin Sharp, a former television host disgraced by his an affair with a fifteen-year-old girl), Toni Collette as Maureen (the single mother of a disabled son), and Imogen Poots (as Jess, a teenager with a host of family problems). If you’re thinking that this is perfect casting, you are correct.

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