Idris Elba & Matthew McConaughey Officially Join “The Dark Tower”


It seems unbelievable that a rumor this old could finally be coming true but, yes, a movie version of Stephen King’s beloved The Dark Tower series is finally happening. Yes, Idris Elba will take on the titular role of the Gunslinger a.k.a. Roland Deschain. And, yes, following up on a story that started percolating in the summer of 2014, Matthew McConaughey will play the villain known as the Man in Black a.k.a. Randall Flagg. King himself took to Twitter to confirm the news using the famous opening line from his 1982 novel: