Not too long ago, Ron Howard and Universal Pictures offered Oscar winner, Javier Bardem, the leading role to star as Roland “The Gunslinger” Deschain for Stephen King’s “Dark Tower” film that Ron Howard is directing. It seems that Javier is accepting the role because he is closing the deal. Brian Grazer’s, Image Entertainment, will be producing the film along with Akiva Goldsman and Stephen King himself.
The film will have 7 movies and TV series in between each film. Will Javier stay committed to doing all that? That’s a lot of acting.
I know many people will give this casting choice mixed opinions, but I like it. I think Javier will nail the role with no problem.
Now they’ll have to cast someone for Suzanne and Eddie Dean, and the little boy, Jake.