Stephen King’s dark western, The Dark Tower has signed on Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey for the lead roles. The book series, which depicts a heroic gunslinger and his arch nemesis, recently signed on director Nikolaj Arcel to helm the film. Production is evidently moving ahead smoothly as Arcel has announced the two leading men for the film during a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly.
The signing of both Elba and McConaughey will add further gravitas towards the film, especially with the excellent source material at hand already. Production for The Dark Tower is set to begin in the next few months in South Africa with the storyline taking place in the middle of the novel’s story.
The Dark Tower is scheduled for a January 2017 release.