The Dark Tower nabs Idris Elba against McConaughey

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The Dark Tower nabs Idris Elba against McConaughey

An adaptation of The Dark Tower has been in the works for many years, and it might finally have found its gunslinger.

The latest news suggests that the right-awesome Idris Elba is circling the part of Roland Deschain of Gilead - one of the main characters in the Dark Tower series of books and a peacekeeper under the title of gunslinger. It's his aim to take down the Man in Black in a journey which takes a really long time in the books. And that man will be embodied by none other than Matthew McConaughey.

Here's a pretty cool tweet on the matter.

It's just about the juiciest casting you could imagine for the adaptation, which has been previously mooted as a major TV series leading into a feature film. Now it seems to be going straight to several films, with The Dark Tower aiming for a 2017 release. Danish director Nikolaj Arcel is at the helm right now, with shooting set to begin in April 2016.



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