Thursday, March 10, 2016

Young Brit to star alongside Idris Elba in adaptation of Stephen King's Dark Tower

Young British actor Tom Taylor is set to make his feature film debut in Sony's adaptation of Stephen King's Dark Tower alongside Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, after an international casting search.

He will star as Jake Chambers, the protégé of gunslinger Roland Deschain (Idris Elba). Matthew McConaughey plays the Man in Black.

Tom (represented by Independent Talent) from Surrey,  made his TV debut in 2015, playing Tom, the eleven year old son of Gemma and Simon Foster in the award-winning BBC drama Doctor Foster, and also starred as young Uhtred of Bebbanburg in the adaptation of Bernard Cornwell's The Last Kingdom. He also plays a young Sean Bean in Legends.

The Dark Tower  is the first film in what may well turn into a film or TV/film franchise and will centre on The Gunslinger Roland’s relationship with his protégé Jake Chambers.

The film will be directed by Nikolaj Arcel and will film for seven weeks in South Africa.

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