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CAST THIS: Roland the Gunslinger

4 years agoby:

When I first finished Stephen King's The Dark Tower saga, I immediately put it down and thought, "That would make one hell of a film series." Then I sat and thought about it, and decided it would probably be impossible to film, as it's too high a concept for anyone to devote seven movies to it, and really, it can't be abridged.

Even JJ Abrams, of mindf*ck Lost fame backed away even though King at one point specifically requested him to handle it. Now Ron Howard is stepping up to the plate to adapt the books into a movie/TV series in what is sure to be one of the most ambitious projects of the decade. And now, we need a star.

Recently there's been talk about who could fill the role of the Gunslinger himself, Roland Deschain, but I'll forgo listing those names here so you have a clear mind to think for yourself.

A little background on the character, for those who haven't read the book. King based him almost entirely on a Sergio Leone Clint Eastwood type character, so naturally he'd be perfect for the role. Thirty years ago that is.

But now we must find someone who has all of his badass characteristics, and fill this role that was so clearly meant for him all those years ago. Do we even have a new equivalent to Eastwood today? That's what I aim to find out here.

Last Time: THE THREE STOOGES

In our last column, we took a look at the struggling THREE STOOGES project which has now lost all of its principal cast members, and needs replacements to move forward. Who did you pick for each role?

1. Moe - Christian Bale, 2. Larry - Louis CK, 3. Curly - Kevin Heffernan

Alright, so there wasn't a terrible large amount of consensus, so I took thumbs up voting into account as well. I like the Christian Bale selection because as the submitter says, he does need to "lighten up."

Louis CK is just a great comedic actor, and Kevin Heffernan, or Farva as you know him, has been gone from the screen for far too long. And really, aren't we tired of Zach Galifianakis?

OK, how about Roland Deschain?

Extra Tidbit: But who will play Stephen King? (fans you know what I mean)
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7:04PM on 01/10/2011

Nice choices

I've seen some good choices here...my pick is Daniel Day Lewis but I like Clive Owen as well. Billy Zane would make a great Marten! Rosario Dawson would be PERFECT for Susannah! I think John Krasinski would be great as Eddie (tall, lanky, starts out soft, wise cracks). Clint Eastwood has a place here as well...CORT. Remember they will have to cast a young Roland too...
I've seen some good choices here...my pick is Daniel Day Lewis but I like Clive Owen as well. Billy Zane would make a great Marten! Rosario Dawson would be PERFECT for Susannah! I think John Krasinski would be great as Eddie (tall, lanky, starts out soft, wise cracks). Clint Eastwood has a place here as well...CORT. Remember they will have to cast a young Roland too...
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2:37PM on 01/10/2011

Hear me out!

Tom Hanks for Roland. Watch Saving Private Ryan again. He has the range to pull off Roland. He is the right age, while alot of the names being thrown around are waay to young. Doubt it will happen but it would be fantastic.
Tom Hanks for Roland. Watch Saving Private Ryan again. He has the range to pull off Roland. He is the right age, while alot of the names being thrown around are waay to young. Doubt it will happen but it would be fantastic.
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2:27PM on 01/10/2011

Hear me out!

Tom Hanks for Roland. Watch Saving Private Ryan again. He has the range to pull off Roland. He is the right age, while alot of the names being thrown around are waay to young. Doubt it will happen but it would be fantastic.
Tom Hanks for Roland. Watch Saving Private Ryan again. He has the range to pull off Roland. He is the right age, while alot of the names being thrown around are waay to young. Doubt it will happen but it would be fantastic.
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11:59AM on 01/10/2011

Cast

Still not sure on Roland, but would love to see Billy Zane as Man in black / Walter / Marten
Still not sure on Roland, but would love to see Billy Zane as Man in black / Walter / Marten
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11:53AM on 01/10/2011

Cast

Still not sure on Roland, but would love to see Billy Zane as Man in black / Walter / Marten
Still not sure on Roland, but would love to see Billy Zane as Man in black / Walter / Marten
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9:41PM on 01/09/2011
Jon Hamm, anyone?
Jon Hamm, anyone?
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7:36PM on 01/09/2011

Nathan Fillion

If Nathan Fillion can't show his greatness in what should be considered the biggest casting upset ever in the history of hollywood then he should be considered for the part of Roland the Gunslinger in Stephen King's The Dark Tower.
If Nathan Fillion can't show his greatness in what should be considered the biggest casting upset ever in the history of hollywood then he should be considered for the part of Roland the Gunslinger in Stephen King's The Dark Tower.
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6:42PM on 01/09/2011

Olyphant or Bale

Olyphant would be awesome, just look at Deadwood and that's enough of a resume.

My argument for bale would be he's insane about his roles and just look at him in 3:10 to Yuma, he could easily fit the part.

My 3rd choice would be Guy Pearce. Someone mentioned the proposition, and he is a badass in that.
Olyphant would be awesome, just look at Deadwood and that's enough of a resume.

My argument for bale would be he's insane about his roles and just look at him in 3:10 to Yuma, he could easily fit the part.

My 3rd choice would be Guy Pearce. Someone mentioned the proposition, and he is a badass in that.
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12:50AM on 01/09/2011
I agree with the user(s) who said Thomas Jane. He can make a bad movie that much better by just being in it.
I agree with the user(s) who said Thomas Jane. He can make a bad movie that much better by just being in it.
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10:05PM on 01/08/2011
Clive Owen. He's the perfect age, and plays a respectable badass. I can't envision anyone else in this role.
Clive Owen. He's the perfect age, and plays a respectable badass. I can't envision anyone else in this role.
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7:02PM on 01/10/2011
I like this choice
I like this choice
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7:36PM on 01/07/2011
How about Thomas Jane for the role of Roland ???
How about Thomas Jane for the role of Roland ???
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6:08PM on 01/07/2011
Couldn't care a crap for the rest of the cast, but Roland has to be John C. McGinley.
Couldn't care a crap for the rest of the cast, but Roland has to be John C. McGinley.
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3:54PM on 01/07/2011
After seeing The Proposition I think Guy Pearce would make a fine Roland.
After seeing The Proposition I think Guy Pearce would make a fine Roland.
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3:00PM on 01/07/2011
Nic Cage for Roland, Channing Tatum for Eddie and Queen Latifah for Suzannah... ok, seriously... Eddie - JGL is perfect, Suzannah - Lenora Critchlow (Being Human) and Roland - Lucas Bryant (Haven)... or we can get Doc Brown to fire up the DeLorean and go get Clint Eastwood circa 1981
Nic Cage for Roland, Channing Tatum for Eddie and Queen Latifah for Suzannah... ok, seriously... Eddie - JGL is perfect, Suzannah - Lenora Critchlow (Being Human) and Roland - Lucas Bryant (Haven)... or we can get Doc Brown to fire up the DeLorean and go get Clint Eastwood circa 1981
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11:13AM on 01/07/2011

Roland

Guy Pearce for Roland!
And stop thinking of actors who could play Roland in the flashbacks, he's supposed to be 14 years old you artards.
Oh, and Clint Howard as Oy.
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Guy Pearce for Roland!
And stop thinking of actors who could play Roland in the flashbacks, he's supposed to be 14 years old you artards.
Oh, and Clint Howard as Oy.
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10:39AM on 01/07/2011

Hey, what's going on here?

I cant understand how Dark Tower fans still talkin about Viggo Mortenson as Roland. Do you want, Gunslinger have Aragorn's face!? it'll always make comparing between Dark Tower and Lotr also! Honestly, that wont be fair! Here my The Dark Tower Cast:

Roland Deschain: Hugh Jackman
Eddie Dean: James Franco
Susannah Dean: Zoe Saldana
...Jake Chambers: Colin Ford
Callahan: Michael Caine
Randall Flagg: Javier Bardem
Susan Delgado: Evan Rachel Wood
Rhea: Maggie Smith
Sheemie: Seth
I cant understand how Dark Tower fans still talkin about Viggo Mortenson as Roland. Do you want, Gunslinger have Aragorn's face!? it'll always make comparing between Dark Tower and Lotr also! Honestly, that wont be fair! Here my The Dark Tower Cast:

Roland Deschain: Hugh Jackman
Eddie Dean: James Franco
Susannah Dean: Zoe Saldana
...Jake Chambers: Colin Ford
Callahan: Michael Caine
Randall Flagg: Javier Bardem
Susan Delgado: Evan Rachel Wood
Rhea: Maggie Smith
Sheemie: Seth Rogen
Eldred Jonas: Donald Sutherland
Enrico Balazar: Chaz Palminteri
Andrew Quick: Mickey Rourke
Cordelia: Tilda Swinton - Julianne Moore
Walter O’Dim: Peter Sarsgaad

i had never dreamed Ron Howard as director of the project, but doesnt matter..
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11:12PM on 01/07/2011
Zoe is way too small, you see them arms pushing a wheel chair across 500 miles?
Zoe is way too small, you see them arms pushing a wheel chair across 500 miles?
7:51PM on 01/09/2011
Seth Rogen as Sheemie would be excellent! But isn't Randall Flagg just one of Walter O'Dim's many other names?
Seth Rogen as Sheemie would be excellent! But isn't Randall Flagg just one of Walter O'Dim's many other names?
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10:08AM on 01/07/2011
Viggo Mortensen!

Dominic Monaghan as Eddie
and Rosario Dawson as Susannah

About Jake i'm not really sure, maybe the boy from Let Me In.

And Stephen King as Stephen King, there's no other way!
Viggo Mortensen!

Dominic Monaghan as Eddie
and Rosario Dawson as Susannah

About Jake i'm not really sure, maybe the boy from Let Me In.

And Stephen King as Stephen King, there's no other way!
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6:13AM on 01/07/2011
V I G G O

or bust.
V I G G O

or bust.
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12:25AM on 01/07/2011
I've never read the books but I'll toss in a vote for Tim Olyphant, cause he's awesome.

And let me give a big No Thank You! to Ron Howard directing... anything. The best movie he ever made was Willow. Everything else since (with the possible exception of Frost/Nixon) has been tragically boring.
I've never read the books but I'll toss in a vote for Tim Olyphant, cause he's awesome.

And let me give a big No Thank You! to Ron Howard directing... anything. The best movie he ever made was Willow. Everything else since (with the possible exception of Frost/Nixon) has been tragically boring.
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9:39AM on 01/07/2011
Ransom is a kick ass movie
Ransom is a kick ass movie
1:33AM on 01/08/2011
Ransom was one of his worst. Predictable and boring.
Ransom was one of his worst. Predictable and boring.
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11:55PM on 01/06/2011
Viggo, although i still think they're going to ruin it.
Viggo, although i still think they're going to ruin it.
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10:52PM on 01/06/2011
I'll be honest, I haven't read the books but if you want someone that looks like a Clint Eastwood (Man With No Name)type then I would have to say Timothy Olyphant. When he played Seth Bullock in Deadwood there were times when I thought I was looking at CE and when he speaks through his teeth with that grittiness WOW. But then again my fav I love watching is good ol Viggo. Fuck, that guy has some talent. He brings soo much to a role its not funny. I mentioned to my mate and his GF the other day
I'll be honest, I haven't read the books but if you want someone that looks like a Clint Eastwood (Man With No Name)type then I would have to say Timothy Olyphant. When he played Seth Bullock in Deadwood there were times when I thought I was looking at CE and when he speaks through his teeth with that grittiness WOW. But then again my fav I love watching is good ol Viggo. Fuck, that guy has some talent. He brings soo much to a role its not funny. I mentioned to my mate and his GF the other day whom are huge fans of Dark Tower books who they thought would be great for the role of Roland and in perfect unison replied Viggo. One way to look at the situation is to stop and think... Ok these movies/series is going to take up a hell of a lot of precious time for the main character so who can we spare that will kick ass in this role and not be missed for other upcoming projects. Viggo has Eastern Promises 2 and Hobbit cameo (no Biggie) and what else???
Olyphant has Crazies 2 and ???.
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9:02PM on 01/06/2011
Timothy Olyphant.
I reference Deadwood, Justified, and The Crazies as my examples. Not to mention he's young enough to not get too old and in need of recasting in five or six years (which is probably how long they'll need him for, unless they actually do all 7 books...)
Timothy Olyphant.
I reference Deadwood, Justified, and The Crazies as my examples. Not to mention he's young enough to not get too old and in need of recasting in five or six years (which is probably how long they'll need him for, unless they actually do all 7 books...)
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7:54PM on 01/06/2011
id be cool with viggo..but would actually prefer Bale..i know he'd never commit to that though
id be cool with viggo..but would actually prefer Bale..i know he'd never commit to that though
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7:43PM on 01/06/2011

having read this...

series repeatedly for some years i always did imagine him as king described him as a clint eastwood type. Well that was till the last book where he is supposed to have a striking resemblance to king himself. With that in mind everyone would be too good looking, lol. Maybe Keanu Reeves or some one off the radar. Pine for Eddie is acceptable, he's cocky enough and maybe Samantha Lathan as Detta, she's good looking and tough enough too. Maybe Max Records as Jake. Carey as the man in black. But
series repeatedly for some years i always did imagine him as king described him as a clint eastwood type. Well that was till the last book where he is supposed to have a striking resemblance to king himself. With that in mind everyone would be too good looking, lol. Maybe Keanu Reeves or some one off the radar. Pine for Eddie is acceptable, he's cocky enough and maybe Samantha Lathan as Detta, she's good looking and tough enough too. Maybe Max Records as Jake. Carey as the man in black. But really, the lead has to go to an ugly, yet attractive motherfucker, it's a hard choice. But a lot of the concept and graphic art has him looking like Viggo or Josh Holloway...maybe them.
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7:17PM on 01/06/2011

YES

Viggo Mortenson
Hugh Jackman
Timothy Olyphant
Josh Brolin
Ryan Reynolds- I just want to see that mother fucker in a western. Be so damn good. Bet he could wear the shit out of a cowboy hat.
Viggo Mortenson
Hugh Jackman
Timothy Olyphant
Josh Brolin
Ryan Reynolds- I just want to see that mother fucker in a western. Be so damn good. Bet he could wear the shit out of a cowboy hat.
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6:18PM on 01/06/2011
viggo mortenson
viggo mortenson
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6:09PM on 01/06/2011
Jim Caviezel would be a perfect Roland. He's the right age and build but could still play it younger in flashbacks. Plus, bombardier's eyes.

I like the ideas for Ryan Gosling as Eddie and Taraji P. Henson as Susannah.

Jake would need to be some actor with dwarfism, since production on these fucking movies will last forever and he'll wind up being 6 feet tall like Walt in LOST.

Oy would be portrayed by Ron Howard's brother.
Jim Caviezel would be a perfect Roland. He's the right age and build but could still play it younger in flashbacks. Plus, bombardier's eyes.

I like the ideas for Ryan Gosling as Eddie and Taraji P. Henson as Susannah.

Jake would need to be some actor with dwarfism, since production on these fucking movies will last forever and he'll wind up being 6 feet tall like Walt in LOST.

Oy would be portrayed by Ron Howard's brother.
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5:44PM on 01/06/2011
I always thought Josh Brolin kind of looked the part when he was Jonah Hex, or how about Viggo Mortenson?
I always thought Josh Brolin kind of looked the part when he was Jonah Hex, or how about Viggo Mortenson?
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5:16PM on 01/06/2011

Casting

Roland- Timothy Olphant
Eddie- Tom Hardy
Man In Black- Daniel-Day Lewis
Stephen King- Josh Brolin
Roland- Timothy Olphant
Eddie- Tom Hardy
Man In Black- Daniel-Day Lewis
Stephen King- Josh Brolin
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4:34PM on 01/06/2011
I'm tempted to throw Justin Bieber's name into the ring just to see the shit storm that would come from the nervous breakdowns of a million fanboys.
I'm tempted to throw Justin Bieber's name into the ring just to see the shit storm that would come from the nervous breakdowns of a million fanboys.
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7:45PM on 01/06/2011
jake maybe, as long as he cuts that ridiculous fucking hair
jake maybe, as long as he cuts that ridiculous fucking hair
4:21PM on 01/06/2011

Dark Tower

Guy Pearce is perfect for Roland.
And how about Jonathan Tucker for Eddie?
Guy Pearce is perfect for Roland.
And how about Jonathan Tucker for Eddie?
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4:19PM on 01/06/2011

How about NO RON HOWARD?

Ron Howard's ability to poorly adapt anything to film leads me to believe this will suck beyond belief. I was savvy to JJ Abrams. I would prefer John Hillcoat (The Road) because I feel his style would work best, but Ron Howard? Yes, he's brought us a few good films, but typically the straight-up adaptations have left a lot to be desired. As far as actor, I would say I'm more interested in how they're going to keep Jake 9-years-old for how many years making this?. Should they take an older
Ron Howard's ability to poorly adapt anything to film leads me to believe this will suck beyond belief. I was savvy to JJ Abrams. I would prefer John Hillcoat (The Road) because I feel his style would work best, but Ron Howard? Yes, he's brought us a few good films, but typically the straight-up adaptations have left a lot to be desired. As far as actor, I would say I'm more interested in how they're going to keep Jake 9-years-old for how many years making this?. Should they take an older actor and Benjamin Button him into a younger age? The Dark Tower, beyond a few flashbacks, takes place over maybe what? A few months time? I don't want to see a twenty-something playing a kid by the end of the series. Roland can be played by anyone, preferably a Clint Eastwood-type, but at least keep the same actor throughout the process.
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4:28PM on 01/06/2011
Are you kidding?! Ron Howard is great. The Dillema looks to be the first brilliant film of 2011! I mean, that's just a hilarious premise. I'm joking of coarse. But it looks like we're stuck with this turd. I'm very dissapointed in you J.J.
Are you kidding?! Ron Howard is great. The Dillema looks to be the first brilliant film of 2011! I mean, that's just a hilarious premise. I'm joking of coarse. But it looks like we're stuck with this turd. I'm very dissapointed in you J.J.
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4:04PM on 01/06/2011
Hugh Jackman has always reminded me of a young Eastwood.
Hugh Jackman has always reminded me of a young Eastwood.
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3:49PM on 01/06/2011
Michael Biehn as Roland, I could also see Viggo Mortensen.
Michael Biehn as Roland, I could also see Viggo Mortensen.
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3:22PM on 01/06/2011
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS AS ROLAND
TOM HARDY AS EDDIE
THANDIE NEWTON AS SUSANNAH
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS AS ROLAND
TOM HARDY AS EDDIE
THANDIE NEWTON AS SUSANNAH
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3:22PM on 01/06/2011
Josh Holloway
Josh Holloway
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3:16PM on 01/06/2011
Eric Bana.
Eric Bana.
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3:12PM on 01/06/2011

I don't know who Roland is

But I like the idea of a 7 series Western. Someone nowadays who fits a "blondie" role would have to be: Michael Biehn, Russel Crowe (I hate to admit it but he was cool as ice in 3:10 to Yuma), and lastly Tom Hardy.
But I like the idea of a 7 series Western. Someone nowadays who fits a "blondie" role would have to be: Michael Biehn, Russel Crowe (I hate to admit it but he was cool as ice in 3:10 to Yuma), and lastly Tom Hardy.
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5:55PM on 01/06/2011
Quick rundown:

Roland Deschain is the main character of The Dark Tower. He's a Clint Eastwood type, around early 40's, called a Gunslinger - think the role the knights of old played except they're look like cowboys.

The books take place in a fictional alternate fantasy dimension world (magic, monsters, and crazy technology, very old tech and very new things mixed), but they also cross over into several other dimensions at various points, including our own where Stephen King himself becomes a
Quick rundown:

Roland Deschain is the main character of The Dark Tower. He's a Clint Eastwood type, around early 40's, called a Gunslinger - think the role the knights of old played except they're look like cowboys.

The books take place in a fictional alternate fantasy dimension world (magic, monsters, and crazy technology, very old tech and very new things mixed), but they also cross over into several other dimensions at various points, including our own where Stephen King himself becomes a character (and things get very meta).

It's just too massive, which is why they want it linked to a TV series. The whole thing sounds like a bad idea.

Also: Roland isn't a blondie type.
2:45PM on 01/06/2011
Taraji Henson for Odettazannadanna. Just say NO to way-too-hot Zoe.
Taraji Henson for Odettazannadanna. Just say NO to way-too-hot Zoe.
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2:44PM on 01/06/2011
Eddie? I would go straight to Ryan Gosling. Wouldn't happen. J.G.L. would be my second choice.
Eddie? I would go straight to Ryan Gosling. Wouldn't happen. J.G.L. would be my second choice.
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2:39PM on 01/06/2011

Still don't see how this can be done.

Said it before and I'll say it again Viggo Mortensen.

As for the tidbit, King does cameos in most his movies, why not this one, besides we would not see him until the later half of the seres and with enough makeup you can make him look young enough for the part.
Said it before and I'll say it again Viggo Mortensen.

As for the tidbit, King does cameos in most his movies, why not this one, besides we would not see him until the later half of the seres and with enough makeup you can make him look young enough for the part.
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2:39PM on 01/06/2011
Best choice for Roland? Daniel Day Lewis. Not gonna happen. I think it should be an unknown or lesser known actor. I love the Charlto Copley suggestion. Hadn't thought of it or heard it mentioned before. Wouldn't argue w/ Guy Pierce. I feel so strongly that it won't be Viggo or Jackman either. I know it will be poo-pooed, but I think that guy who plays Bill on True Blood could do it. Tell me if he was cast as Roland for his breakout role and you didn't know what True Blood was, you
Best choice for Roland? Daniel Day Lewis. Not gonna happen. I think it should be an unknown or lesser known actor. I love the Charlto Copley suggestion. Hadn't thought of it or heard it mentioned before. Wouldn't argue w/ Guy Pierce. I feel so strongly that it won't be Viggo or Jackman either. I know it will be poo-pooed, but I think that guy who plays Bill on True Blood could do it. Tell me if he was cast as Roland for his breakout role and you didn't know what True Blood was, you wouldn't say, "That's f-ing Roland, right there!"
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2:36PM on 01/06/2011
OK, big thumbs down to all Karl Urban suggestions. WTH???
OK, big thumbs down to all Karl Urban suggestions. WTH???
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2:10PM on 01/06/2011

New sheriff in town

Since he was kick ass in Hitman, and a badass on one of the best western series ever made, Deadwood, I will definitely say Timothy Olyphant. But, if they absolutely plan to make seven movies, do they really think everyone that is cast in the first few will stick around for all seven? Doubtful. I do love the Viggo rumor, maybe a back up plan could be Eric Bana.
Since he was kick ass in Hitman, and a badass on one of the best western series ever made, Deadwood, I will definitely say Timothy Olyphant. But, if they absolutely plan to make seven movies, do they really think everyone that is cast in the first few will stick around for all seven? Doubtful. I do love the Viggo rumor, maybe a back up plan could be Eric Bana.
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2:01PM on 01/06/2011
Thomas Jane or Viggo
Thomas Jane or Viggo
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2:00PM on 01/06/2011

Ben Foster

He's amazing, intense and charismatic. He made a great cowboy in 3:10 to Yuma, and is the kind of young, not quite superstar actor that would likely sign up for a trilogy of these at least.
He's amazing, intense and charismatic. He made a great cowboy in 3:10 to Yuma, and is the kind of young, not quite superstar actor that would likely sign up for a trilogy of these at least.
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2:47PM on 01/06/2011
I love Foster, but you explained why he's wrong for it w/ the "kind of young" comment. You just gave me a new Eddie to add to my list though!
I love Foster, but you explained why he's wrong for it w/ the "kind of young" comment. You just gave me a new Eddie to add to my list though!
1:48PM on 01/06/2011
Viggo or Jackman
Viggo or Jackman
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1:47PM on 01/06/2011

Movie isn't gonna live up to it anyway....

But I still say Jim Caviezel or Karl Urban for Roland. Or hell, even Hugh jackman. Eddie I'm thinking Ben Foster. Doesn't matter though. Knowing Akiva Goldsman and Ron Howard, it'll be Tom Hanks as Roland and Will Smith as Eddie.
But I still say Jim Caviezel or Karl Urban for Roland. Or hell, even Hugh jackman. Eddie I'm thinking Ben Foster. Doesn't matter though. Knowing Akiva Goldsman and Ron Howard, it'll be Tom Hanks as Roland and Will Smith as Eddie.
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2:10PM on 01/06/2011
Ah,Jim Caviezel! not bad.
Ah,Jim Caviezel! not bad.
1:42PM on 01/06/2011
Tom Hardy.. Karl Urban... Barry Pepper
Tom Hardy.. Karl Urban... Barry Pepper
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1:27PM on 01/06/2011

Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy, Viggo or Daniel Craig for Roland.

Sam Rockwell, Ryan Gosling or JGL for Eddie.
Tom Hardy, Viggo or Daniel Craig for Roland.

Sam Rockwell, Ryan Gosling or JGL for Eddie.
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1:46PM on 01/06/2011
I could certainly see Craig pull this off,but his upcoming role in "Cowboys & Aliens" for me is a little too close to the same,for obvious reasons.
I could certainly see Craig pull this off,but his upcoming role in "Cowboys & Aliens" for me is a little too close to the same,for obvious reasons.
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1:25PM on 01/06/2011
john krasinski!!!
john krasinski!!!
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1:13PM on 01/06/2011

READ THE BOOKS

READ THE BOOKS BEFORE WRITE A NAME HERE FUCKERS !
READ THE BOOKS BEFORE WRITE A NAME HERE FUCKERS !
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1:42PM on 01/06/2011
Quit being such a fucking snob.
Quit being such a fucking snob.
3:26PM on 01/06/2011
C'mon, go easy on the people suggesting Urban, Hardy & Bana . . . LOL
C'mon, go easy on the people suggesting Urban, Hardy & Bana . . . LOL
4:44PM on 01/06/2011
Snob ?!? Read the names of actors people are proposing. Most of them haven't read the books for sure ! lol
Snob ?!? Read the names of actors people are proposing. Most of them haven't read the books for sure ! lol
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1:05PM on 01/06/2011

Not crazy about this...

I still stand that Dark Tower would make an awesome animated series. All the fantastical settings, dimensional travel, gunslinging action would make for an sweet stylized, dark series.

Anywho! Losts of good suggestions, but what about... Aaron Eckhart?

Great actor, and his chin would look badass sticking out from under his hat's shadow before he shoots someone.
I still stand that Dark Tower would make an awesome animated series. All the fantastical settings, dimensional travel, gunslinging action would make for an sweet stylized, dark series.

Anywho! Losts of good suggestions, but what about... Aaron Eckhart?

Great actor, and his chin would look badass sticking out from under his hat's shadow before he shoots someone.
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1:07PM on 01/06/2011
Eckhart-another good pick! I can dig the Anime idea too,although a live action version would be pretty cool.
Eckhart-another good pick! I can dig the Anime idea too,although a live action version would be pretty cool.
1:14PM on 01/06/2011
I agree! Aaron Eckhart is another good choice that I hadn't considered!
I agree! Aaron Eckhart is another good choice that I hadn't considered!
12:53PM on 01/06/2011
Jon Hamm.

But I am praying he gets casted for Superman: Man of Steel.
Jon Hamm.

But I am praying he gets casted for Superman: Man of Steel.
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12:30PM on 01/06/2011

Daniel Day Lewis

I doubt they could get him...but if they could...home run
I doubt they could get him...but if they could...home run
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12:24PM on 01/06/2011
Thomas Jane
Thomas Jane
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12:20PM on 01/06/2011

suggestions for Eddie - Chris Pine or Jeremy Renner

As for Roland, Viggo, Jackman or Bale would be good. They need someone rugged and sort of emaciated looking (which rules out hefty people like Crowe) and someone in their late 30's/early 40's, which is the age I've always imagined Roland being.

On a related note, I think Chris Pine or Jeremy Renner would make a very good Eddie. They're about the same age as the character and I've really liked both in their past few roles.
As for Roland, Viggo, Jackman or Bale would be good. They need someone rugged and sort of emaciated looking (which rules out hefty people like Crowe) and someone in their late 30's/early 40's, which is the age I've always imagined Roland being.

On a related note, I think Chris Pine or Jeremy Renner would make a very good Eddie. They're about the same age as the character and I've really liked both in their past few roles.
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12:17PM on 01/06/2011

Ben Foster

Most the ppl fanboys want would never agree to a trilogy AND a tv show...
Most the ppl fanboys want would never agree to a trilogy AND a tv show...
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12:16PM on 01/06/2011
Viggo Mortensen, Guy Pearce or Hugh Jackman.
Viggo Mortensen, Guy Pearce or Hugh Jackman.
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12:15PM on 01/06/2011

Viggo Mortensen

Anybody who can go from playing Aragorn to the Devil to a Russian mafioso has what it takes to play this role. Although Sharlto Copley's a great choice too.
Anybody who can go from playing Aragorn to the Devil to a Russian mafioso has what it takes to play this role. Although Sharlto Copley's a great choice too.
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12:07PM on 01/06/2011
I've actually been through the audio book for part 1 several times like in the 1980's. Prequel short story for the series released years later was gr8 too. Actor for the role Roland = SHARLTO COPLEY.
I've actually been through the audio book for part 1 several times like in the 1980's. Prequel short story for the series released years later was gr8 too. Actor for the role Roland = SHARLTO COPLEY.
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12:07PM on 01/06/2011
Huge Jacked Man
Huge Jacked Man
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11:58AM on 01/06/2011

Will Smith?

Aw Hell Naw
Aw Hell Naw
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11:55AM on 01/06/2011
Thomas Jane. Boom.
Thomas Jane. Boom.
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11:53AM on 01/06/2011

Extra Tidbit

Since it deals with King at a younger age, his son Joe Hill could do it. He looks just like his dad. As far as Roland is concerned, I like the idea of Viggo. He has the hard and haggard but a core of dignity thing down. Just watch The Road to see proof of that. Randall Flagg? Have to agree with JokersGlory and say D D-L or perhaps Gary Oldman.
Since it deals with King at a younger age, his son Joe Hill could do it. He looks just like his dad. As far as Roland is concerned, I like the idea of Viggo. He has the hard and haggard but a core of dignity thing down. Just watch The Road to see proof of that. Randall Flagg? Have to agree with JokersGlory and say D D-L or perhaps Gary Oldman.
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11:47AM on 01/06/2011
Gabriel Macht who played the spirit. I liked him in Whiteout.

Or Karl Urban.
Gabriel Macht who played the spirit. I liked him in Whiteout.

Or Karl Urban.
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11:41AM on 01/06/2011
viggo
viggo
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11:39AM on 01/06/2011

Karl Urban

But then again he's my pick for John Marston if they ever decide to do a feature-film version of "Red Dead Redemption."

Thomas Jane wouldn't be bad either. After all, he was supposed to play Hex before Josh Brolin got it. And we know how that turned out.... ;-)
But then again he's my pick for John Marston if they ever decide to do a feature-film version of "Red Dead Redemption."

Thomas Jane wouldn't be bad either. After all, he was supposed to play Hex before Josh Brolin got it. And we know how that turned out.... ;-)
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11:39AM on 01/06/2011

Cold Blooded Killer

The question is who can play an Antihero? I say Daniel Day-Lewis (Gangs of New York/There Will be Blood or Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises/A History of Violence). But I really want to see who they cast for Eddie. Im thinking Joseph Gordon-Levitt or James McAvoy.
The question is who can play an Antihero? I say Daniel Day-Lewis (Gangs of New York/There Will be Blood or Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises/A History of Violence). But I really want to see who they cast for Eddie. Im thinking Joseph Gordon-Levitt or James McAvoy.
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