The casting for this much maligned Stephen King adaptation just boosted the curiosity and intrigue of this project even more. Originally, Sony Pictures offered the both roles to a particular Oscar Winning Actor who has yet to be seen confirming or denying what could be a spectacular role.
All of a sudden, the wheels on this bus are beginning to go round and round and it has me singing more than nursery rhymes. Idris Elba has supposedly been offered the role of Roland Deschain, the gunslinger protagonist of the story. With a big name actor offered the same role, it would be a glorious change of events if that actor was to take on the villain role and Elba the hero role. These two actors are so good in fact that even if they switched their possible roles, the casting would still be inspired.
It’s refreshing to know that Elba is in candidacy for a character who was modeled after Clint Eastwood and that the studio is going strictly after talented lead men. Elba is a powerful actor will the ability to ameliorate the roles he is earns or is given. He is endlessly likable and has proven to be a commodity in Hollywood.
Hopefully we get some confirmations and signings for this project so it can finally crawl out of its production hell that it’s been in for so many years.
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