THE DARK TOWER Officially Casts Idris Elba And Matthew McConaughey
With renouned author Stephen King's The Dark Tower book series taking shape at Sony and MRC, King himself confirmed a la Twitter, actors Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey as the first to be cast for the new film as post-apocalyptic gun slinger. The two were initially up for roles in the film since late 2015 with Nikolas Arcej attached to direct.
The Dark Tower series tells the story of Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, who is traveling southeast across Mid-World’s post-apocalyptic landscape, searching for the powerful but elusive magical edifice known as The Dark Tower. Located in the fey region of End-World, amid a sea of singing red roses, the Dark Tower is the nexus point of the time-space continuum. It is the heart of all worlds, but it is also under threat. Someone, or something, is using the evil technology of the Great Old Ones to destroy it.