Soo-hyun confirmed for Idris Elba movie The Dark Tower
While many Korean actors have been heading to China to expand their careers, Soo-hyun (Monster) has been making a name for herself in Hollywood. She played brilliant geneticist Dr. Helen Cho in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and she has just been confirmed for a role in Idris Elba‘s (The Jungle Book, Pacific Rim) upcoming film, The Dark Tower. It’ll be a reunion project for them, as Elba was also in the second Avengers movie, although they didn’t have any scenes together.
Based on a Stephen King novel saga by the same name, Soo-hyun’s new movie The Dark Tower is a mishmash of fantasy and horror, with elements of a Western thrown in.
It’s about a gunslinging knight, played by Elba, who embarks on a quest to a magical tower in order to save his world. On his journey, he’s plagued by an evil sorcerer known as The Dark Man, who will be played by Matthew McConaughey (Free State of Jones, Dallas Buyers Club).
Soo-hyun has been cast as Arra Champignon, who is the wife of another fellow gunslinging knight. Her character is described as “kind” and “caring for others.” In the original source material, she suffers a brutal attack. However, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced that this movie project will be more of a reinterpretation rather than a straight adaptation, so hopefully they won’t go all Red Wedding on Soo-hyun.
Dark Tower is tentatively scheduled for release in theaters on February 17, 2017.