Javier Bardem Confirmed To Star In The Dark Tower
Posted on Tue Apr 26, 2011 08:53 AM PDT

Bardem200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Javier Bardem has officially signed on to star in the film and TV adaptations of Stephen King's The Dark Tower book series, the New York Post reports.

Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are adapting the seven-novel series for the screens, with each of three movies being followed by a miniseries for TV.

Oscar-winner Bardem had been in talks for the films for the last few months. He will play the main character, Roland Deschain, who's searching for the Dark Tower in order to save civilization.

The Lord of the Rings' Viggo Mortensen, who has plenty of epic series experience, had also reportedly been in the running for the role.

Production for the first film is scheduled to start in September. Howard will direct.