Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman for The Dark Tower?

December 21st, 2010

Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman are being lined up for a role in 'The Dark Tower'.

Director Ron Howard has confirmed the two are in "talks" for parts in the Stephen King novel-adaptation, despite the fact the project has not yet been green-lit by a studio.

He told the Los Angeles Times: "We've been meeting and talking and I've been researching and just kind of living with it. I really can't stop thinking about it.

"I've been constantly going through stuff and I've just been re-listening to it on audio books on my iPod and we've been sending e-mails back and forth, 'What about this approach? What do you think of this idea?' We're finding the shape of it. We're moving quickly now, as quickly as we can, and I feel challenged in the most exciting ways."

"On 'The Dark Tower' fansites they're all about Viggo Mortensen."

A series of 'The Dark Tower' projects are currently in the works - the first film is expected in 2013, followed by a television series, a second movie, more TV and then a final film.