Actor Matthew McConaughey has been offered a role in the 2017 film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, “The Dark Tower.” I’m pretty unfamiliar with the series, but it’s one that’s been on the margins of my expansive reading list for quite some time. According to CinemaBlend, McConaughey has actually been offered one of two roles in the upcoming film, Roland Deschain, the good guy in the story, and the “Man in Black,” the bad guy.
The story follows Deschain as he searches a fantasy/western wasteland for the elusive and magical Dark Tower. There are seven books in the series, plus comic books and graphic novels. The film version of the first novel, “The Gunslinger,” is due in January, 2017