THR is reporting that Cabin in the Woods alum Fran Kranz has joined the cast of Stephen King’s Dark Tower. According to the outlet: “Kranz will play Pimli, the right-hand man of the Man in Black.”
Kranz joins previously announced cast members Jackie Earle Haley, Tom Taylor, Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, and Abbey Lee.
Stephen King recently confirmed that The Dark Tower has finally begun production. It has been a long and arduous process but the author himself revealed, via Twitter, that cameras have begun rolling on the project. The film is lensing in South Africa, and Sony is targeting a February 17, 2017 release date.
Ron Howard was attached to direct the first installment at one point but now Nikolaj Arcel (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo 2009) is at the helm. Arcel cowrote the script with Anders Thomas Jensen, Akiva Goldsman, and Jeff Pinkner.
Past reports have alluded to a film series based on the property that would also include a TV mini series that would run in between feature film installments. So, if this does well, there will be a lot more Dark Tower to come. Stay tuned for more on The Dark Tower as it is announced!