Earlier in the week Sony announced that principle filming had started on their Dark Tower movie franchise – this made for a great birthday present for yours truly!
I guess with such a big franchise Sony are unlikely to want any photo’s or other info leaked until later in the year, but still, I have my fingers crossed they’ll tease us with something soon.
THE DARK TOWER movie is filming; IT begins soon. Pretty cool.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 13, 2016
Jackie Earle Haley in talks to play Sayre
Yesterday, Deadline broke the news that Jackie Earle Haley (Breaking Away, The Bad News Bears, Watchmen, A Nightmare on Elm Street) is in talks with Sony to take on the role of Richard Patrick Sayre – the vampire leader who briefly appears in the Wolves of Calla, with his major appearence coming in Song of Susannah – the 5th and 6th books in the Dark Tower series.
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Dark Tower Casting Roundup
Things are starting to come together now with some main character roles having been filled. Here’s a very brief outline of where things are currently at:
Roland Deschain (The Gunslinger) is to be played by British actor Idris Elba, with Matthew McConaughey taking on the role of his nemesis The Man In Black (Randall Flagg). For the role of Jake Chambers, Sony have cast the young Brit, Tom Taylor.
We’ve also heard rumours that Abbey Lee may take on the role of Tirana, and previously, Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul has expressed a keen interest in playing Eddie Dean.
As of today, there’s still no news on who will play Susannah.
That rounds up the current situation, but now that principle photography has begun, I’m sure we’ll start to hear a lot more in the coming weeks and months.
The movie is slated for release on February 17, 2017, and will be directed by Nikolaj Arcel.