The Hollywood Reporter brings word tonight that Breaking Bad alum Aaron Paul and Emily Ratajkowski have both signed on to star in Welcome Home, a thriller that’s got George Ratliff behind the camera to direct for Voltage Pictures.
In what sounds like a bit of a generic premise, the film will see the two stars play a couple who “spend a weekend at a vacation rental home in the Italian countryside in an attempt to repair their relationship, but soon become victims of the homeowner’s sinister plans.” With a script by David Levinson, Allan Mandelbaum and Tim and Trevor White are on board to produce the pic, which will head into production this May in Tuscany, with plans to sell the film at Cannes.
While this doesn’t sound like the most original pitch as far as thrillers go, Paul’s involvement certainly bodes well for the project. He hasn’t been doing a whole lot on the big screen since AMC’s crown jewel came to an end in 2013 and given that he’s a tremendously talented individual, it’ll be nice to see him leading a feature film again. That’s not to say he’s been completely absent in recent years (the actor’s done quite a bit of television work), but he certainly hasn’t made the kind of impact that his Breaking Bad co-star, Bryan Cranston, has in the time since their show concluded.
Whether Welcome Home will change that is up for debate. On paper, at least, it doesn’t seem like much more than an easy paycheck and a free trip to Tuscany, but we’ll reserve judgement until the project starts to come together and we get to see some footage from it. In the meantime, feel free to drop a comment down below letting us know your first impressions of Voltage Pictures’ thriller.