Javier Bardem in the running for The Dark Tower

As is Viggo Mortensen

Javier Bardem

Javier Bardem is currently Universal’s favourite to take on the role of Roland Deschain in their mammoth Dark Tower adaptation.

Considered something of a tired poet, Roland is the last living member of the gunslingers, a knightly order. He’s on a quest to discover the Dark Tower, the nexus of all universes.

Should Bardem be unavailable for the role, The New York Post has word that Viggo Mortensen is running a close second to take it on.

Currently being set up with Ron Howard in the director’s chair, the adaptation of Stephen King’s epic books series is suitably gargantuan in scale, with Universal planning a trilogy of films that are all linked by a TV series that will air between each film's release.

Whoever bags the part will have a lot of work ahead of them, then, though we’d be happy to see either of the current contenders sign on.

Who's your favourite for the role of Roland? Drop us your thoughts below...


    • duskraider31

      Dec 31st 2010, 18:51

      Putting Javier Bardem as Roland is a miscast. If I had to choose between the two, it would have to be Viggo Mortensen. Clint Eastwood would be my vote though

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    • zpider242

      Jan 1st 2011, 10:16

      Not what I imagined when I read the books. He's too weedy looking. Definitely needs someone like Vigo

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    • daz8778

      Jan 1st 2011, 14:55

      timothy olyphant

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    • daz8778

      Jan 1st 2011, 14:56

      timothy olyphant

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    • Brad79

      May 27th 2011, 23:39

      Viggo Mortensen is the only choice. Clint Eastwood would have been perfect but he's sadly too old now. He'd make a great father Callahan though. Javier Bardem just doesn't look like Roland. He just isn't right. No-matter how good an actor he is.

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