Aaron Paul on His Twitter Exchange with Stephen King About Possible Dark Tower Role: It's Exciting News – 'Maybe'

Aaron Paul on His Twitter Exchange with Stephen King About The Dark Tower
Aaron Paul (left) and Stephen King
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03/11/2016 AT 01:30 PM EST

After rumors swirled this week about Aaron Paul being considered for a role in The Dark Tower, Paul brought the matter directly to the author himself – Stephen King – via Twitter.

"I asked if he could throw in a good word." Paul told PEOPLE at the premiere of his latest film, Eye in the Sky, on Wednesday. "And he said that he would and that he's a big fan."

"So I think that means I am really locked into doing the The Dark Tower," he kidded. "So it's just very exciting news for us all – maybe, I don't know."

After years of false-starts, the film is finally moving forward, with Idris Elba as the gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey as the man in black.

When asked whether he could confirm his own casting rumors, Paul told PEOPLE "I have no idea. These rumors have come and gone in the past few years. It would be a dream come true, I love that book series. I'm obsessed with The Dark Tower series and with Stephen King."
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