Katheryn Winnick Heads to The Dark Tower

Vikings star Katheryn Winnick has taken a mystery role in the now filming Stephen King adaptation, The Dark Tower

Katheryn Winnick is the latest name to join the cast of Sony Pictures‘ now-filming Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower. According to Variety, the Vikings star will take a mystery role opposite Idris Elba as Roland Deschain (The Gunslinger), Matthew McConaughey as Randall Flagg (The Man in Black), Abbey Lee as the film’s female lead, Tirana, Tom Taylor as young Jake Chambers and Fran Kranz as Pimli, the right hand man of Flagg.

Director Nikolaj Arcel, who co-wrote the Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and directed the Academy Award-nominated A Royal Affair, is set to helm the big screen adaptation, set up through Sony Pictures and MRC. Academy Award winner Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) and Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) have written the screenplay, which is said to be based primarily on the first book in the seven-volume series. There’s also a tie-in television series in development simultaneously.

Ron Howard was initially planning to direct the first film in the series. He is now involved in producing the series through his Imagine Entertainment alongside Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins. Goldsman is also producing through Weed Road with Pinkner set to serve as executive producer.

Katheryn Winnick is also set to headline director Dean Devlin’s sci-fi actioner Geostorm.

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