It’s official SpicyPulpers! Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey have been confirmed by Stephen King himself to be headlining the feature film adaptation of The Dark Tower.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 1, 2016
King took to his Twitter account to make the announcement today, and as previously reported Elba will step into the role of gunslinger Roland Deschain, while McConaughey will be portraying the vile sorcerer known as The Man In Black.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, director Nikolaj Arcel stated that production would begin in South Africa in seven weeks.
The Dark Tower is set for release on January 13, 2017.