There are thousands of things fans of The Dark Tower are dying to know about the upcoming series of films, but none are higher priority than the identity of the actor playing the series' main character, Roland Deschain. Since news of the adaptation was announced last April, names have been bandied around, from Viggo Mortensen to Javier Bardem. Well, apparently we'll get our answer this week.

MTV caught up with mega producer Brian Grazer at the Golden Globes on Sunday where he revealed that we'll learn the actor hired for Roland within a week. Because we've been burned before by promises like these, Grazer was pressed for the accuracy of his statement, and he responded, "Seriously. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Seriously." The script for the massive project is currently being written by Akiva Goldsman, and all parts of the franchise, including three films and two television series', will be directed by Ron Howard.

To be honest, I'd be surprised if the man playing Roland Deschain is an A-list name. This project is going to take an incredible commitment from everyone involved, particularly the lead actor, who will be playing Roland through multiple stages of the character's life. At the same time, the studio needs an actor that they can bank on in order to make sure that the high-budgeted concept actually works. Believe us when we say that once this casting is announced, we'll report it right away here on Cinema Blend.
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