The Dark Tower, an eight book series by Stephen King, has received a screen adaptation and to much excitement for fans of the sci-fi western book, the main characters are being portrayed by actors Idris Elba and Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey.
“It was the first original big action thriller, science-fiction franchise that crossed by my desk that was the original. a chance to be a part of the first one. It already had such a following with Stephen King followers so it was built in to have access,” said McConaughey—who plays the “Man in Black”—in regards to why he chose to take part in the long-awaited film. “I haven’t been part of a big summer franchise ever.”
Elba, who plays the heroic gunslinger Roland Deschain in the film, added, “I wanted to play the hero, run around with guns and be cool. The script is well-written, the characters are well-written. There is a massive amount of data on these characters written by Stephen King and also, I wanted to work with Matthew.”
In celebration of the movie’s release this weekend, People Chica put the Spanish skills of the actors to the test. “This is going to be easy for you,” said Elba pointing to the Dallas Buyers club star in regards to Mc McConaughey being married to Brazilian-American model Camila Alves.
Check out the “Learning Español” video below:
The Dark Tower, from Columbia Pictures and MRC, is now playing in theaters.