Page Six is “reporting” that Christian BaleÂ is now in contention to play Roland Deschain in Ron Howard’s DARK TOWER series. This puts him in competition with Viggo Mortensen and Javier Bardem for the role of King’s Gunslinger.
Bale has a penchant for going all out for his roles and though he may seem a bit young, with makeup and with his reputation it isn’t hard to imagine he would be able to pull off the 1000+ year old Roland. Could he pull it off better than the other two? I say yes, but I hate the idea of Mortensen in the role. We have to take this with a HUGE grain of salt as Page Six also says a “source” claims Jennifer Carpenter is up for Susannah, which would be taking this series in a completely different direction than the books.