Die Verfilmung der epischen Saga rund um den letzten Revolvermann und seiner Suche nach dem dunklen Turm, das Magnum Opus Stephen Kings, nimmt nach langer produktionstechnischer Odyssee nun endlich Konturen an. Die beiden Hauptdarsteller wurden inzwischen offiziell gecastet - und das sind keine Geringeren als Idris Elba als Roland Deschain und Matthew McConaughey als der Mann in Schwarz!
Regisseur Nikolaj Acel über Elba:
For me, it just clicked. Hes such a formidable man I had to go to Idris and tell him my vision for the entire journey with Roland and the ka-tet. We discussed, who is this character? Whats he about? Whats his quest? Whats his psychology? We tried to figure out if we saw the same guy. And we absolutely had all the same ideas and thoughts. He had a unique vision for who Roland would be.
Matthew is an incredible actor who can do anything. Thats how I feel about Walter Padick. He could do anything He is this timeless sorcerer, and being a Stephen King fan, Ive read and experienced Walter in various iterations. He has a very interesting way of seeing the world. He sees it with a sort of delight, even though he is obviously on the wrong side of the light-and-dark spectrum. Hes someone Ive been having a lot of fun with.