It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the Dark Tower. Just days after the announcement that Idris Elba will play the lead role, Variety are claiming that the role of Jake Chambers will be taken up by the mostly unknown youngster, Tom Taylor (BBC’s Doctor Foster).
If you thought the casting for the Dark Tower was becoming a bit strange (first casting a Brit in the lead role), then certainly casting another Brit in the role of a New York kid is probably the strangest news yet! Maybe the recent invasion of British actors into big budget productions such as Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, has the DT folks thinking it’ll work for this movie too. Who knows, though I’m not convinced myself.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m all for more British actors appearing in big budget Hollywood movies – heck, I’m a brit myself – but really, a British Jake Chambers!?!
Let’s just hope they can hook Taylor up with a miracle working voice coach, and hope too that the kid actually has the talent talk American.
For now this is still just a rumor – and we’ve had plenty of those over the years – so until Mr. King sends us a tweet, we’ll have to take it for what it is.
The Variety article doesn’t really say much about this news, but if you’re interested you can read it here.
If you’re interested in knowing what Tom Taylor looks like, Entertainment Weekly has a good photo.