The Dark Tower casts Vikings star Katheryn Winnick
Vikings star Katheryn Winnick has signed up for The Dark Tower, the film adaptation of the popular Stephen King series, her rep tells EW.
The Canadian actress, whose role in the film is unknown, joins Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, and newcomer Tom Taylor in director Nikolaj Arcel’s take on the King novels. Sony declined to comment.
The Dark Tower series follows Roland Deschain, a.k.a. The Gunslinger, (Elba) on his pursuit of the Dark Tower; the quest finds him pitted against the mysterious man in black (McConaughey).
Last month, King spoke exclusively to EW about his hopes for the film and a possible franchise. “Other people have tried fantasy spectacle. Sometimes it works, sometimes it works really well when it’s based on a series of books, like The Hunger Games or Harry Potter, and sometimes it doesn’t,” King said. “What I have to go back to is this: We have Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, two great actors. You’ve got a great production team and Akiva Goldsman as the primary script writer. The team is in place, so we’ll hope for the best.”
The film will be released on Feb. 17, 2017.
Variety first reported the news.