Many Breaking Bad fans have wondered what next for Aaron Paul, since he’s already wrapped filming the final season and he’s only in his early-30s. Sure, Bryan Cranston can quit acting today and between Malcolm’s dad and, more importantly, Walt/Heisenberg, he’ll be going down as a legend. But Aaron’s just plenty of career ahead of him and we’re wondering whether that’s going to be on another television show or in films (or, hey, maybe both). Since Breaking Bad itself is quite cinematic, I figured the transition from TV actor to movie actor would be relatively natural for him.
Thus comes Smashed, a quirky indie drama about a drug and booze loving couple hoping to get clean in a world that doesn’t make it easy for people to get clean. Reviews were favorable out of Sundance, particularly for both Paul and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, with the movie itself garnering decent reviews. With a supporting cast including Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, and Mark Kay Place, one can hope that this both helps ignite Paul’s movie career and maybe wins he and Winstead an award or two.
Check out the rather light-spirited trailer below.