Aaron Paul, nominated for an Emmy for “Breaking Bad,” has been cast as the lead role in the independent film “Right Angle,” produced by “The Kids Are All Right” team of Gary Gilbert and Jordan Horowitz.

Michael Burke (“The Mudge Boy”) is directing from a script he co-wrote with Mike Young, based on “Busted,” the diaries of Adam Niskar. Story centers on a hard-drinking, promiscuous salesman who becomes a quadriplegic after a tragic accident and struggles to come to terms with his predicament and with his future.

Gilbert also produced “Garden State.” Production for “Right Angle” will take place in Michigan

Paul’s big-screen credits include “The Last House on the Left” and “Mission: Impossible III.”

He’s represented by ICM and Leverage Management.