Javier Bardem wants to join The Dark Tower
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
At the end of January we found out that Javier Bardem was offered the lead role, Roland Deschain, in the upcoming franchise that will be THE DARK TOWER. Today we learn that he is “psychologically” attached to the role. Huh? Turns out he really wants to do it but isn’t completely on board due to scheduling conflicts. I’m sure there are some serious things to work out considering this will be one heck of a franchise, as in three films as well as a television series. Producer, Brian Grazer, is working with Ron Howard on this epic project that will probably not only include film and television but potentially video games. There’s a lot of things that have to fall into place, but it looks like Grazer and Howard have at least a good chance of landing their “Gunslinger”.
THE DARK TOWER series was written by Stephen King and the first installment has a tentative release date of May 17, 2013.