Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver and John Turturro have joined the cast of EXODUS opposite Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton. The story follows the epic tale of Moses, the adopted Egyptian royal who defied the Pharaoh, freed the Hebrews and parted the Red Sea.
Paul will play Joshua, the Hebrew slave who goes on to lead after Moses. Weaver and Turturro will play the parents of the pharoah Ramses (Edgerton). Ben Kingsley is in talks to play a Hebrew scholar.
Steven Zaillian (“Moneyball”) penned the most recent draft that Ridley Scott (“Alien”, “Bladerunner”) will direct. Producing will be Scott, Peter Chernin and Dylan Clark.
Paul is best known as ‘Jesse Pinkman’ in “Breaking Bad” but he last appeared in 2012’s wonderful(ly tragic) indie “Smashed” opposite Mary Elizabeth Winstead. He’ll next appear in “Need For Speed.” Weaver’s last full role (besides just popping in at the end like she did in “Cabin In The Woods” or “Paul”) was “Vamps.” She’ll next appear in “Body Art.” Turturro was last seen in 2011’s “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” and will next show up in “Fading Gigolo,” which he wrote and directed. Kingsley last bedazzled us in “Iron Man Three” and will be seen soon in “Ender’s Game,” assuming Orson Scott Card doesn’t destroy any chance it has for a release.