Looks like the good news is official! Stephen King himself over on Twitter has verified that both Idris Elba an Matthew McConaughey will both have a role in the upcoming The Dark Tower. Elba will be playing Roland Deschain, the gunslinger that is hunting out the Tower while McConaughey will be picking up the role of “man in black”. Schedule for The Dark Tower is showing a release date of January 13th 2017 and is just now entering production.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 1, 2016
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 1, 2016
— Matthew McConaughey (@McConaughey) March 1, 2016