Idris Elba in Lead to Star in Stephen King's The Dark Tower Adaptation
Via Deadline, Idris Elba is reportedly the frontrunner to land the starring role of Roland Deschain, the Gunslinger, in Stephen King's The Dark Tower film adaptation.
To be directed by Nikolaj Arcel, Matthew McConaughey continues negotiations with Sony Pictures and Media Rights Capital for the role of villain the Man in Black.
The Dark Tower is expected to be the first in a series of adaptations from some heavy source material. "First installment of The Dark Tower focuses on the first book in the series, The Gunslinger, establishing the relationship between Roland and young protege Jake Chambers," Deadline added in their report.
The Dark Tower is scheduled to open in theaters January 13, 2017.