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The Dark Tower - Michael Rooker, Jerome Flynn and Joana Ribeiro Join Amazon's Stephen King Fantasy Pilot

Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy) has cast to co-star in Amazon's The Dark Tower, an adaptation of Stephen King's book series per Deadline. The pilot has begun production in Croatia. Sam Strike and Jasper Pääkkönen lead the Amazon pilot based on the Stephen King novels.

Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead, Damien, The Shield) will serve as the showrunner. The project is being produced by Media Rights Capital (MRC).

Deadline also notes the pilot is believed to feature the talents of Jerome Flynn and Joana Ribeiro but no character details have been revealed.

The Dark Tower series adaptation is meant to be a faithful retelling of the book compared to the movie and is set years before the film took place.

The project follows the origin of Roland Deschain's (Strike) - how he first became a gunslinger and got his guns, his first conflict with The Man in Black / Marten Broadcloak (Pääkkönen), his first love and his first mission as a gunslinger.

I hear Rooker also plays a main villain and might be Eldred Jonas from the books, a failed gunslinger.

The cast of the pilot also is believed to include Jerome Flynn and Joana Ribeiro.


And his next part is another fantasy – one of his own. He will play a cowboy in the dramatization of Stephen King's seven-book Dark Tower series.

Jerome says: "I've always said I'd like to play a cowboy – and now one has come along. I'm excited for that."