Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
New Avengers: Age Of Ultron TV Spot
'You've meddled with something you don't understand...'
John Wick Duo Wanted To Direct Cowboy Ninja Viking
David Leitch and Chad Stahelski may corral Chris Pratt
Karl Urban Joins Pete's Dragon Remake
He's replacing Michael C. Hall
Meet The New Jurassic World Dino
Indominus Rex, what big teeth you have...
Rachael Taylor Join's Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones
She'll play Trish Walker
Noam Murro Says Blink
On to direct a new thriller
Terminator Genisys Super Bowl Spot Online
Watch out for back-flipping buses...
Jay Roach Rounds Up Mad Dogs
He'll direct the action comedy
Insurgent Super Bowl Ad Launches
Tris is The One
Ted 2 Trailer Slides Online
Can Ted prove he's a person?
Podcast 146: Alex Garland, Paul Thomas Anderson
It's a kind of magic...
Exclusive: First Still From The 9th Life Of Louis Drax
Jamie Dornan is a man on wires
Teaser Trailer For Spooks: The Greater Good
Harry's spy game?
Matthew McConaughey Is Born To Run
And he's also struck Gold
Paul Bettany Says Marvel Has Plans For The Vision
Multi-film deal ahoy!
Geoffrey Rush Considers Himself Lionel Bart
Playing the composer in Vadim Jean's biopic
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
28 January 2015
Frank Grillo Haunted By Stephanie
He'll star in Akiva Goldsman's horror thriller
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
In The Heart Of The Sea
13 March 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
A New York Winter’s Tale
Empire Star Rating
The Counsellor (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Rush (2013)
Empire Star Rating
To The Wonder (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Skyfall (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Javier Bardem Hefting Dark Tower's Guns
He's closing a deal to star

07 April 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

He’s been connected to the part for a couple of months now, but it finally looks like Javier Bardem is spilling ink on a contract to play gunslinger Roland Deschain in Ron Howard’s ambitious, multi-faceted adaptation of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series.

After being the top choice for Howard and collaborators Akiva Goldsman and Brian Grazer, Bardem’s been through the usual casting tango – including a stage where Grazer told the world that the actor was “psychologically locked in” (OK, Brian… time to go lie down in a darkened room). Now, according to Deadline, Bardem’s so close to being on board that Howard has started the process of finding other cast members based on Bardem being Deschain.

And it’s not exactly your average job: Howard and his team are planning a trilogy of films plus a TV series that will run between the second and third cinematic outings and work as a prequel to the story. Bardem’s deal apparently includes an agreement to star in the first movie and options for the two other movies, getting paid a nice chunk of change to commit to everything. Well, he and Penelope Cruz have just had a child together… He could probably use the cash.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Moss and McDowell Head To Silent Hill
Villainy confirmed for Revelation
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

RE:
L: Evil Dead 3 Rules! Never pictured Roland with a Hispanic accent, not sure it will work. Viggo would have been a much better choice. completely agree that Viggo would have been a better choice but Bardem demonstrated with his work on No Country for Old Men that he can make his characters seem like they are on a different plane of existence, something the part of the gunslinger should have in abundance. So not a bad choice at all. More

Posted by Roland Deschain at 15:31 on 07 April 2011 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Colin Firth And Taron Egerton Talk Kingsman: The Secret Service
Plus Samuel L. Jackson on bad-guy duties

A Brief History Of The Ring
Everything you need to know about the J-horror reboot

The X-Men TV Series: 10 Possible Plotlines
Mutants on a budget? We suggest some ideas for Fox’s new franchise extension

10 Kid-Friendly Marvel Comics That Could Be The Next Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Animation Studios have a lot to play with elsewhere in the Marvelverse

20 Sitcom Spin-Offs That Were Doomed To Fail
From Joey to Ally and back again…

Five Impressive Oscar Isaac Roles You Didn't Realise Were Oscar Isaac
Welcome to Oscar season...

12 Hitchcock Remakes Ranked From Best To Worst
Lifeboat in space, anyone?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)