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‘Fury Road’s’ Abbey Lee to Star in ‘The Dark Tower’

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“Mad Max: Fury Road” actress Abbey Lee is in talks for the female lead role in the long-brewing adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower.”

According to Deadline, she’d star as Tirana opposite Idris Elba as the gunslinger Roland Deschain and Matthew McConaughey as the villainous Man in Black in the film from Sony Pictures and Media Rights Capital.

Directed by Nikolaj Arcel from a screenplay by Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner, the film will be based on the first novel in King’s fantasy series, “The Gunslinger.”

The ambitious project, which calls for a movie trilogy and interlocking television miniseries, was abandoned in 2011 by NBC Universal following delays over the budget, only to be shopped around for years by producer Imagine Entertainment as it sought new financing and a new home. Sony Pictures and Media Rights Capital finally stepped up in April, announcing this first film, which is set for release on Jan. 13, 2017.

Sony will distribute the film. Media Rights Capital will also develop the TV series.

Comments

  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/1403484759910224/ Jeremiah Wolfwood

    Who?

  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/1403484759910224/ Jeremiah Wolfwood

    Like wtf, who is this supposed to be?

  • Ninja Johnny

    you can’t mean Susannah?

  • Cold Run

    uhhhh. “tirana?”

  • Jeffrey Baker

    is Tirana the girl that worked in the bar in the town Roland goes through in the first book?

  • Ninja Johnny

    you guys think it’s the lady that Roland stays with in Tull? just read in on the Deadline article comments that Tirana is a Low Man.

  • Joe

    I heard that Roland’s got the Horn of Eld this time around, so maybe she is a different card in the drawing of three?

  • Ninja Johnny

    oh snap! if this is true that would be pretty awesome.

  • drno07

    I really hope this is the case.