Idris Elba Frontrunner for 'Dark Tower' Lead

December 10, 2015

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Possibly giving us a pretty awesome face-off between guys who fucking killed it on HBO, Idris Elba is said to be the frontrunner to star opposite Matthew McConaughey in The Dark Tower. Deadline reports that Sony Pictures and Media Rights Capital are eyeing the Luther star for the role of gunslinger Roland Deschain in their long, long developing Stephen King adaptation, which already has McConaughey in talks to play antagonist Randall Flagg. Though Deschain has typically been presented as basically looking like Clint Eastwood as The Man with No Name, even purists will have to agree that Elba could bring the role the kind of intense, steely presence it needs. Or they can just complain about it online.

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