Javier Bardem has officially signed on to star as Roland Deschain in Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower.
This news isn't really surprising seeing as how for the last few months Javier's name was on every pitch list for the cast of this hugely ambitious franchise. As well as a trilogy of films, the story will continue through three TV miniseries that are planned to follow each film.
The New York Post quotes a source as saying: “Bardem has signed on to the first movie and the miniseries, but the intention is that he will star in all three movies and each of the TV series.
"It's an enormous deal for any actor, but Bardem was always the first choice.”
Production on the first film looks likely to start this September with Howard directing. [TotalFilm]