{Exclusive} “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” Star Claudia Kim Joins “The Dark Tower”


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〉 Kim has landed a crucial cameo in Sony’s upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s opus.

Avengers: Age of Ultron star has joined the growing cast of Sony‘s , based on the series of novels from Stephen King. The film, which has already started , stars , , , , and . is directing from a script he wrote with , , and .

The story is centered on a character known as The Gunslinger (Elba) who roams an Old West-like landscape in search of the dark tower – supposedly the nexus of all universes – in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world. Along the way, he encounters a mystical villain known as The Man in Black (McConaughey).

Kim is expected to play Arra Champignon, a character known to be “kind” and who “wishes everyone well.” She possesses psychic abilities and seems to come from another world – perhaps another time all together.

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An adaptation of The Dark Tower, the western-horror-fantasy series that King himself has described as his magnum opus, has been in the works for years, but false starts and pre- issues seem to plague the project, which began at Universal, then moved to Warner Bros. before eventually settling at Sony where it finally found its footing. After co-financier Media Rights Capital came on board, it was announced that a complementary television series would accompany the feature franchise. 

Kim, who is best known for her role as Dr. Helen Cho in Avengers: Age of Ultron, was also a regular on the Netflix series Marco Polo. She recently lent her voice to the Kristen Stewart-Nicholas Hoult sci-fi romance, Equals.

Kim is repped by .


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