Javier Bardem - Javier Bardem Offered The Dark Tower Role
Javier Bardem has reportedly been offered the lead role in Ron Howard's 'The Dark Tower' trilogy based on the Stephen King novel.
Javier Bardem has been offered the lead role in 'The Dark Tower'.
The Spanish actor - who received a Best Actor Oscar nomination for 'Biutiful' earlier this week - is reportedly wanted by director Ron Howard to take on the lead role of Roland Deschain in his three-part movie adaptation of the Stephen King book.
The 'Dark Tower' is a seven-volume fantasy epic involving parallel worlds, meta-textual references, evil supercomputers, Spaghetti Western tropes, unstoppable bad guys, and an unattainable target at the end of a long and arduous quest in the shape of the titular tower.
The character of Roland Deschain is the last surviving member of an order of gunslingers, who must find the Dark Tower in order to save civilisation.
41-year-old Javier is said to be considering the offer.
The first film in the trilogy is expected in 2013, followed by a television series, a second movie, more TV and then a final film.