Javier Bardem and Viggo Mortensen rumored for The Dark Tower directed by Ron Howard
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
One of the big Hollywood projects right now is THE DARK TOWER based on the Stephen King series that will be turned into not only three films, but with a television series that link the films together. Ron Howard is set to direct the first film and the first season of the coinciding show. A slew of names have been thrown out there for the lead characters that include: Daniel Craig, Jon Hamm and Hugh Jackman but two more names have been thrown in the last few days: Javier Bardem and Viggo Mortensen. These are of course just rumors but sources say that Javier Bardem is the frontrunner for the lead character Deschain who is the main guy in search of the castle that could be the center of the universe. The first film is scheduled for a 2013 release.
It’s way to early to get excited about this news and although I think Bardem is definitely charismatic enough to pull off such a huge project, I have trouble believing that he would sign on and commit for such a long time. We shall see.
Source: New York Post