Sigourney Weaver, John Turturro also close deals for epic, which Ridley Scott is directing
Paul is still in negotiations while Weaver and Turturro’s deals are closed.
Paul will play the Hebrew slave Joshua who goes on to lead the people onto the promised land after Moses.
Weaver and Turturro will portray the parents of the pharoah Ramses, which will be played by Joel Edgerton.
Zaillian (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) is also penning the script. The plan is for a September start date, with production traveling to England, Spain and Morocco.
Paul can currently be see on the last season of “Breaking Bad” and can be seen in theaters next in DreamWorks’ “Need For Speed.” He is repped by UTA and Leverage Management.
Weaver, who is also repped by UTA, was last seen on USA’s “Political Animals.” Turturro recently wrapped production on “Fading Gigolo,” which he wrote, directed and stars in along with Woody Allen. He is repped by ICM Partners.