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Ron Howard Quick Draws 3 Names for ‘The Dark Tower’ Trilogy

It’s Friday night and I want to kick back, eat some Pizza Hut and watch a movie – so I’m gonna be this snappy. Director Ron Howard chatted up The Dark Tower with the LA Times, and openly revealed a few potential actors who could don the role of gunslinger Roland Deschain in the live-action adaptation: “As this point in the process, most filmmakers would never engage in casual banter about the possible actors but Howard didn’t dodge the topic and nodded when names such as Daniel Craig, Hugh Jackman and Jon Hamm were mentioned.” He added, “Sure, those are some names and on ‘The Dark Tower’ fansites they’re all about Viggo [Mortensen].” The Stephen King books chronicle the mysterious The Gunslinger as he travels across a desolate and vaguely post-apocalyptic landscape in his quest for a black tower. Portals along the way eventually allow contact with our own modern world. Expect three films, the first in theaters May 17, 2013.



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