Out of the three actors that’s been in the runner’s up for the role of Roland “The Gunslinger” Deschain for the “Dark Tower” film: Christian Bale, Viggo Mortensen, and Javier Bardem. Ron Howard and Universal Studios, wants Javier Bardem the most out of the three. Howard and Universal has already asked Bardem for the role but negotiations haven’t begun yet. I’m pretty sure Javier would say “yes”, to the role and sign the dotted line when he gets around to it.
The plot to the “Dark Tower” movie will be similar to the book. It tells a story of Deschain the last surviving member of the knightly order of gunslingers, and humanity’s last hope to save a civilization that will fall unless he finds the Dark Tower.
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I know a lot of people disagree with this pick. In forums and blogs, people claim that Bardem don’t fit, but I think he fits perfectly if you think about it. Bardem is a fantastic actor. He’ll nail any role that throws at him and I think he’ll nail this role, as well. People don’t see Bardem as a tough guy with a short temper? That’s how Roland was in the books.
After they sign, Bardem, next they’ll have to cast roles for Jake Chambers, Eddie Dean and Susannah Dean. Susannah is a black woman in the books so they’ll need a black actress for her.
Who do I think should play Susannah? My picks would either be: Halle Berry or Zoe Saldana.
Not sure who to play Jake and Eddie though.