Hold on to your panties, fanboys, because the Star Wars universe and the Breaking Bad universe are about to collide in the most spectacular way possible!!
In true Hollywood fashion, Juno director Jason Reitman will be staging a one night only live-read of The Empire Strikes Thursday at the Ace Hotel in L.A., and he's got a pretty stellar cast to take on the sci-fi classic!
First of all, everyone's favorite meth dealer Aaron Paul will be taking on the role of everyone's favorite Jedi (or second favorite if you count Mace Windu) Luke Skywalker, sparking nerd boners EVERYWHERE!
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Jason talked about his decision to cast the Breaking Bad actor, saying:
"The first thing I had to figure out was who is going to be the voice of Luke. My first instinct was, ‘Who is the actor most like Mark Hamill today?' But five minutes into that, I'm thinking we already have that, we already have Star Wars as it is. What is the opposite of that?"
Translation: He wanted a more badass Luke that would say cool things like "I feel the force, bitch!!!"
Aaron won't be alone, as J.K. Simmons will be taking on the iconic role of Darth Vader, and anyone who's even seen a trailer for Whiplash will know this is a PERFECT choice!
A few other names joining the cast are The Office creator Stephen Merchant, who will be playing C-3PO, as well as Kevin Pollak, who will be playing Yoda!
There will plenty more exciting announcements before tomorrow night, but if this cast isn't already enough to make you feel some tingle in your jingle, then maybe the force just isn't with you!
Tags: aaron paul, breaking bad, film flickers, jason reitman, la, live read, los angeles, star wars, the ace hotel, the empire strikes back