Variety is reporting Tom Taylor has been cast in the role of Jake Chambers in the coming adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. Taylor is a relative newcomer who previously appeared in the British television series Doctor Foster in a recurring role.
The film, directed by Nikolaj Arcel, stars Idris Elba Matthew McConaughey and Abbey Lee. Arcel wrote the screenplay along with Anders Thomas Jensen, Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner. Goldsman will produce, alongside Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Erica Huggins. The first Dark Tower film hits theaters Feb. 17, 2017.