Idiris Alba & Matthew McConaughey have been confirmed for Stephen King’s “Dark Tower Movie”
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 1, 2016
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 1, 2016
— Matthew McConaughey (@McConaughey) March 1, 2016
“For me, it just clicked. He’s such a formidable man,” says director Nikolaj Arcel, of Elba. “I had to go to Idris and tell him my vision for the entire journey with Roland. We discussed, who is this character? What’s he about? What’s his quest? What’s 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.”
Arcel spoke equally effusively about his Man in Black, during a chat with Entertainment Weekly. “Matthew is an incredible actor who can do anything. That’s how I feel about Walter Padick. He could do anything,” he says.