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THE DARK TOWER (2017): Idris Elba & Matthew McConaughey Confirmed, Abbey Lee In Talks

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Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, and Abbey Lee set to act in The Dark Tower. The three actors will add serious star-power to the film adaptation of the cult classic Stephen King book series.

Elba and McConaughey are two of the hottest names Sony Pictures could hope to get for the movie. In addition to turning in critically-acclaimed performances in such projects as Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, Beasts of No Nation, and the BBC‘s Luther, Elba is widely familiar to audiences owing to his prominent roles in blockbusters like Prometheus, Pacific Rim, and the Thor and Avengers films. Appearances in Star Trek Beyond and three Disney projects (voice roles in The Jungle Book, Finding Dory, and Zootopia) next year will further expose the star to viewers in the run-up to The Dark Tower‘s release.

The presence of Matthew McConaughey is also likely to be a boon to the production. Once known primarily for playing roles in comedies like Dazed and Confused, The Wedding Planner, and How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days, the actor has appeared in more weighty movies in recent years, with his performance in 2013’s The Dallas Buyers Club garnering him an Academy Award for Best Actor. His stint on the Christopher Nolan sci-fi epic Interstellar will also serve McConaughey well as he prepares for the planned Stephen King adaptation.

Perhaps best known for her supporting role in Mad Max: Fury Road, Abbey Lee is now looking at a major role in what could be a long-running franchise. Details about the role being offered to Lee and the ones Elba and McConaughey have been cast in are as follows:

Coming off her role as one of the “Five Wives” in George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, Aussie actress and model Abbey Lee has apparently been offered the female lead role of Tirana in Sony Pictures and MRC’s adaptation of the first novel in Stephen King’s The Dark Tower saga. The trades report that Idris Elba is also officially on board as The Gunslinger himself, Roland Deschain, and Matthew McConaughey will play the villainous Man in Black.

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Reggie Peralta

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