Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Towering Up

Speaking of long-in-the-making projects, the adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower is officially on.

As expected, Film Independent Spirit Award winner Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation) will star as as Gunslinger Roland Deschain, while Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey will portray the Man in Black, Walter Padick.

Danish director Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) will helm from a script he co-wrote, while Mad Max: Fury Road’s Abbey Lee (pictured here) has been cast as the mysterious Tirana, a minor, minor character from the King oeuvre that clearly is getting the female-empowerment treatment for the big screen.

The Dark Tower is scheduled to go into production in seven weeks, for a mid-January 2017 release.

Photo: Tracking-Board.com.

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