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Yeah b****! Aaron Paul is coming to Boise for screening of new ‘Breaking Bad’ movie

Heads up, “Breaking Bad” fans: Jesse Pinkman is coming to town Oct. 8.

Actor Aaron Paul, who portrayed the wigged-out meth dealer on AMC’s hit series, tweeted out the news today. Paul will reprise his character in a coming feature-length sequel, “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” — and he plans to host a screening at the Egyptian Theatre.

“Dear Idaho,” he wrote. “Doing a special screening of ‘El Camino’ before it opens at the Egyptian Theatre. Would love all of my fellow neighbors in Idaho to have the chance to watch this next chapter with me. Yeah Bitch! Just wanted to give you a heads up. Details soon! .”

Tickets won’t be available for purchase: “Only way to get in is by winning them from local radio stations,” Paul explained in a follow-up tweet, “or finding them hidden around town the day of the screening.”

“Breaking Bad” in Boise fans are getting a sneak peak, since Oct. 8 is three days before the movie’s official release. “El Camino” is slated to debut on Netflix on Oct. 11, and to play in select theaters Oct. 11-13 (including the Egyptian, evidently).

The movie focuses on Pinkman’s life after the events of the “Breaking Bad” series finale. Other than that? Details are scarce. Which makes it that much more exciting for diehards.

This won’t be the first time Paul, 40, has visited his home state to celebrate at the Egyptian. In 2014, he rented out the theater so 800 fans could party with him and watch an episode of “Breaking Bad” during the show’s final season. And in 2016, he invited Idahoans to join him for an advance screening of his movie, “Triple 9.”

Paul was born in Emmett. He grew up in towns ranging from Filer and Twin Falls to Boise and Meridian.

In 2015, he bought a house in Boise, and he told the Idaho Statesman in 2016 that he tries to spend every summer in McCall.

“I love every square inch of that beautiful state,” he said.

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Michael Deeds is an entertainment reporter and columnist at the Idaho Statesman, where he also has been a sportswriter, entertainment editor and features editor. Deeds co-hosts “The Other Studio,” a one-hour music show, at 8 p.m. Sundays on 94.9 FM The River.
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