Monday, January 17, 2022

Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey Confirmed for ‘Dark Tower’

Idris Elba winner of Best Supporting Actor for 'Beasts of No Nation' poses with award in the press room during the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 27, 2016 in Santa Monica, California.
Idris Elba winner of Best Supporting Actor for ‘Beasts of No Nation’ poses with award in the press room during the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 27, 2016 in Santa Monica, California.

*After numerous false starts, Stephen King confirmed that the big screen adaptation of his fantasy series The Dark Tower has finally secured its leading men in Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey.

Per The Hollywood Reporter:

His reveal came in a familiar form for fans of the series, which launched with 1982’s The Dark Tower; the tweet quoted the first line of that first book, referencing the novel’s antagonist Randall Flagg (the man in black) and hero, Roland Deschain, the gunslinger in question. Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey then responded to King’s tweet, confirming their roles in the process.

Both Elba and McConaughey have been mentioned for the project for some months. The film will be directed by Nikolaj Arcel and produced by Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins. Sony, which picked up the project following original studio Universal pulling out in 2011.

“The Dark Tower” is scheduled for release in January 2017.

YOU MAY LIKE

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

SEARCH

THE CULTURECALENDAR: WHAT'S NEW & BLACK ON TV

TRENDING