Javier Bardem has all but signed to play Roland Deschain in the feature film TV adaptation of The Dark Tower.
According to reports “Bardem’s WME reps are putting the finishing touches on the deal, and they are close enough that Howard has begun meeting with other actors to cast the roles around Bardem. It’s a complex deal, almost unprecedented, because it calls for Bardem to star in the feature film and the TV component. His deal will also include options for two sequels (the TV program that runs between the second and third films will be a prequel). I’m told it will add up to a career-best payday for Bardem.”
Ron Howard will direct The Dark Tower, and filming starts in September.