According to Deadline, the 32-year-old actor is set to star in and produce the upcoming a sci-fi action film Convergence.
While plot details are being kept on the DL, the film “follows a group of underground biotech engineers, including an MIT student wunderkind, exploring a new technology far beyond their expectations and beyond the limits of human control.”
“My first couple of hiatuses I was looking for indies to separate me from the younger material,” Paul told the site. “Now I’m looking for flawed characters, because my (Vampire Diaries) character is very heroic. My character in Convergence is not the protagonist but is the guy who pushes things a little too far, and too hard, and produces some scary results.”