Matthew McConaughey And Idris Elba Confirmed For Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower”


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Following months of speculation, it has been confirmed that and will star in Sony’s adaptation of ’s . The film, co-financed by , is being produced by , , and . Arcel penned the script based on the landmark fantasy series from the ‘Master of ’ King, based on drafts previously submitted by Goldsman 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).

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An adaptation of The Dark Tower series, which 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. Elba was circling the project earlier this year, while McConaughey was in talks in late 2015. But with the A-listers officially on board, skeptical fans can now breathe a sigh of relief as it looks like The Dark Tower will finally make it to the big screen.

Shooting is expected to begin this spring in South Africa.

Elba is repped by , and .
McConaughey is repped by and .


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