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January 26, 2011 - The Dark Tower / Christian Bale rumored for gunslinger role

Scooped on Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Casting rumors have surfaced from a well-known NYC newspaper that peg Christian Bale (The Dark Knight, The Fighter) as the favored choice of director Ron Howard to play Roland. The paper states that Bale has now passed Javier Bardem and Viggo Mortensen as the best candidate to play the Gunslinger, and that Dexter actress Jennifer Morrison and Morrocan actress Ghita Tazi are also being considered to play the role of Susannah, one of the ka-tet in Roland's group.

What makes the casting rumors unusual is that both Morrison and Tazi aren't black, and the part of Susannah in Stephen King's novels is very specifically that of a black woman.

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Neither of these rumors are inspiring confidence in this project. Particularly with respect to Susannah. Bale is bad enough but to cast a white woman in Susannah's role would show a blatant "hollywood" inspired move on Howard's part.

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