TheWrap revealed that Matthew McConaughey is being eyed for the lead role of Roland Deschain, aka The Gunslinger, Movie is a screen adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower. If you haven’t read the book I can recommend don’t read it now.
“I’m excited that ‘The Dark Tower’ is finally going to appear on the screen,” King previously said. “Those who have traveled with Roland and his friends in their search for the Dark Tower are going to have their long-held hopes fully realized. This is a brilliant and creative approach to my books.”
Ron Howard was initially planning to direct the first film in the series. He is now involved in producing the series through his Imagine Entertainment.
The Dark Tower is currently set for release on January 13, 2017.