It looks like the Dark Tower production is heating up. Last month word was making the Internet rounds that Matthew McConaughey had his choice of roles for the series, either as the Gunslinger Roland, or the Man in Black Roland chases into the desert. Perhaps McConaughey has made his choice because now the latest word is that Idris Elba is the front-runner to strap on the Gunslinger’s six shooters.
Deadline is reporting that Idris Elba is the top choice to take on Roland opposite McConaughey. That line up would put butts in theater seats for sure. Idris plays the troubled hero well, just take a look at his BBC series Luther and you can see how well he pulls it off.
After all the starts and stops this project has had over the years, it’s nice to see some actual headway being made on bringing The Dark Tower to the big screen. Director Nikolaj Arcel has a good track record with his productions and knows how to bring out the best in an actor’s performance. I would love to see Elba and McConaughey together on the big screen, I’m sure they both would deliver the performances Dark Tower fans are looking for.
What do you think?