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Idris Elba Cast as Roland in ‘The Dark Tower’ Adaptation

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darktowerNo, he won’t be playing Bond, but he will be taking the lead role in the film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower set for release a year from now.

Despite the now familiar nay-sayers who presume all characters are white and thus speak out against any casting of people of color in just about anything, both Stephen King and writer/producer Akira Goldsman are excited by the casting choice.

Can we call this color-washing? I’m all for it. Let’s bring more color to the screen! Elba is going to be phenomenal.

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Author: Erin Perry

I'm a high school English teacher specializing in AP Literature and Film Analysis. I'm interested in most things geeky, including superheroes, vampires, zombies, teen culture, postmodern philosophy, pop culture analysis, and combinations of the aforementioned. Follow me on Twitter @eriuperry.

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