Could True Blood’s Stephen Moyer be The Dark Tower’s Roland?

September 11, 2010

Stephen Moyer, True Blood, Bill ComptonStephen Moyer Possible Choice for Dark Tower Movie:

As many Stephen King fans know, The Dark Tower series is being made into a live-action movie. There is also going to be a tv series accompanying the movie. As this goes on, there also has to be an actor cast as Roland, and that actor has to have the time to be the gunslinger for a few years.

Casting Roland could be very difficult because he’s such a complex character with serious antihero characteristics. Though no official casting has started yet, MTV Splash Page suggested a few actors who could possibly fill the role and be a great Roland.

Among the names suggested is True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer. While portraying Bill Compton on True Blood, Stephen has definitely shown a lot of the qualities that Roland needs to have. However, he would need to take the characteristics of the dark, brooding vampire and push them even farther into darkness should he end up as Roland. Stephen would also have to give Roland a much harder exterior attitude than Bill has.

Other names that were mentioned by MTV Splash Page include Josh Holloway, Viggo Mortensen, Daniel Craig, and Daniel Day-Lewis.

What do you think? Do any other names come to mind for you as someone who could play Roland? Let us know what you think in the comments.

SOURCE: MTV Splash Page — SECRET IDENTITY: Casting Roland in “The Dark Tower”

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