Alright, alright, alright! TheWrap is reporting that Matthew McConaughey is being eyed to star in the big-screen adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower.
While its distributor, Sony hasn’t confirmed this, multiple sources familiar to the situation told TheWrap that the Oscar winner is the primary target (at this point) to play gunslinger Roland Deschain. However, Variety believes that he may be being eyed to play the villainous Walter Padick (aka The Man in Black) instead. So, who knows? All we know is he’s been handed the film’s script to look at.
The film, primarily based on the first book in the series, The Gunslinger, will follow Deschain as he roams an Old West-like landscape in search of a dark tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.
King’s series is said to contain horror, fantasy, and western elements.
Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) will direct a script written by Avika Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) and Jeff Pinkner.
The Dark Tower is scheduled to hit theaters January 13, 2017.