The Perfect Cast for THE DARK TOWER

The Dark Tower is the Lord of the Rings of recent years. Don't mess up these beloved characters! Choose these actors!
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Hugh Laurie
Actor, House M.D.
Hugh was born in Oxford, England on June 11, 1959, to Patricia (Laidlaw) and William George Ranald Mundell "Ran" Laurie, a doctor, both of Scottish descent. He was educated at Eton and Cambridge. Son of an Olympic gold medalist in the sport, he rowed for the England youth team (1977) and for Cambridge (1980)...
“ Hugh Laurie not only has the rugged face and blue bombadier eyes that Roland Deschain has, but he also can handle the epicness that is ROLAND, savior of the Tower. In the past few years playing Dr. Greggory House he has portrayed a man of determination (obsessed with puzzles, like Roland is obsessed with the Tower), love, and madness. He is the closed Ron Howard can get to Clint Eastwood. (Cuz Clint is just too old now) ” - jessica-jill-bartow
 
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Zoe Saldana
Actress, Avatar
Zoe Saldana was born on June 19, 1978 in Passaic, New Jersey, to Asalia Nazario and Aridio Saldaña. Her father was Dominican and her mother is Puerto Rican. She was raised in Queens, New York. When she was 10 years old, she and her family moved to the Dominican Republic, where they would live for the next seven years...
“ Zoe Saldana embodies sex, drama, and determination in her FACE. Odetta, Detta, Susannah, and Mia are FOUR ACTRESSES IN ONE! I am confident to say that Ms. Zoe can do this. She is a great actress, and deserves a complicated role like this to show the world what she is capable of. ” - jessica-jill-bartow
 
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Gerard Butler
Actor, 300
Gerard James Butler was born in Paisley, Scotland, to Margaret and Edward Butler, a bookmaker. His family is of Irish origin. Gerard spent some of his very early childhood in Montreal, Quebec, but was mostly raised, along with his older brother and sister, in his hometown of Paisley. His parents divorced when he was a child...
“ Let's face it. Eddie Dean is BAD ASS. He has the best one-liners in the book, but also, we need to see a transformation in Eddie that is on another level compared to Susannah. Eddie must go from JUNKIE, to Roland's trusted sidekick. I reccommend Gerard because one, he has a baby face, that can easily look young, and go to rugged badass with the addition of some facial hair. He has passion in his acting, which will come in handy as an untrustworthy man of addiction in the earlier times of Eddie, and progress to his love for Susannah, Roland, Jake, Oy, and the Dark Tower itself. ” - jessica-jill-bartow
 
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“ Now, I know what you're thinking. Barrent Oliver as Jake? From The Neverending Story? Well, yes, and no. Obviously Barret has been out of show biz for quite some time, and he is OLD. The truth of the matter is, is that we can't gauge WHO Jake will be until closer to the film release. He is basically 12 years old through the entire series, so they better start young, maybe 8 or 9. I put Barret Oliver in the list, because I would hope that Mr. Howard would choose a young actor like Barret. The Neverending Story was a classic. Barret's character Sebastian started the movie as a boy, and ended it as a young man, exactly what Jake must do. ” - jessica-jill-bartow
 
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Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman was born on a council estate in Acton, West London, to Margaret Doreen Rose (Bartlett) and Bernard Rickman, who worked at a factory. He had English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. Alan had an older brother David, a younger brother Michael and a younger sister Sheila. When Alan was 8 years old...
“ Randall Flagg is a mysterious man. So is Alan Rickman. You don't find out what his intentions are, exactly, until nearly the end of the series. Alan Rickman is quite a character, and a wonderful actor. I was thinking Robert Downey Jr. for Walter O' Dim, but I believe Rickman is the better choice. ” - jessica-jill-bartow