September 29, 2016  

'The Dark Tower': Javier Bardem Offered Lead Role, Jennifer Carpenter Shortlisted

January 27, 2011 (4:56 am) GMT
Words that the Spanish actor has been offered the role of Roland Deschain come out shortly after Christian Bale was rumored rising as a frontrunner for the male lead.

is apparently the strong contender to play Roland Deshain in "". After he was mentioned as frontrunner along with , he is now reported to have been officially offered the lead role. Deadline Hollywood says formal negotiations haven't yet begun but the filmmakers have shown great enthusiasm that they have found the right actor.

Shortly before it is reported that Bardem is getting close to get the role, New York Post ran a quite different story. According to the site, is the frontrunner since he "has pulled ahead of" Bardem and Mortensen as Stephen King's choice for the depicter of the gunslinger.

Also, a source told the site that "" star appears on the shortlist for the role of Susannah. She is allegedly joined by French/Moroccan actress Ghita Tazi in the competition.

"The Dark Tower", based on Stephen King's novels, is planned to be made into three films with the TV series filling the gap between each movie. Ron Howard will direct the first film and the first season of a tie-in television series, with Akiva Goldsman writing both. The first movie installment is planned to come out on May 17, 2013 in the U.S.

Academy Award winner Javier Bardem has just gotten a chance to snatch his second Oscar after he was nominated for Best Actor for his role in "". He recently wrapped the production for an untitled Terrence Malick project.

More The Dark Tower News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Watch Benedict Cumberbatch's Full Performance With Pink Floyd's David Gilmour at London Concert
  2. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Reportedly 'Living Separate Lives' Before Split
  3. What Breakup? Rob Kardashian Snapchats Blac Chyna's Belly Amid Baby Shower Drama
  4. 'NCIS' Showrunner Gary Glasberg Dies in His Sleep, the Show 'Will Not Be the Same Without Him'
  5. Idris Elba Teams Up With Pickpocket to Take on Terrorists in New 'The Take' Trailer
  6. Arrow Meets Supergirl in New Teaser of Upcoming Crossover
  7. Benedict Cumberbatch Interviews Tom Hiddleston and Refuses to Ask Him About Taylor Swift
  8. Kim Kardashian's Prankster Attacked Her Because She's So Fake