Matthew McConaughey & Idris Elba to Star in Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower'
“The thing is, it’s been a looong trip from the books to the film,” Stephen told EW. “When you think about it, I started these stories as a senior in college, sitting in a little sh-tty cabin beside the river in Maine, and finally this thing is actually in pre-production now. I’m delighted, and I’m a little bit surprised.”
Idris will play the gunslinger, while Matthew will take on the role of the mystical Man in Black. After the news was announced, the actors went back and forth on Twitter.
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 1, 2016