BAD CHOICE

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Mis Sandy

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Let me start by saying I like Idris Elba. He's an incredible actor. That being said, my opinion is he is the WRONG person to cast as Roland. I cannot picture it. When I first read this series, I pictured Clint Eastwood as Roland. I recently started rereading the series and all I see is Daniel Craig. Roland is described as a hard man with piercing light blue eyes. His eyes are mentioned several times. He doesn't have to speak to communicate, you can see it in his eyes. Although I think that there are other characteristics missing, the biggest is his eyes. Mr. King, Mr. Howard...you have the wrong man.
 

Robert Gray

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Let me start by saying I like Idris Elba. He's an incredible actor. That being said, my opinion is he is the WRONG person to cast as Roland. I cannot picture it. When I first read this series, I pictured Clint Eastwood as Roland. I recently started rereading the series and all I see is Daniel Craig. Roland is described as a hard man with piercing light blue eyes. His eyes are mentioned several times. He doesn't have to speak to communicate, you can see it in his eyes. Although I think that there are other characteristics missing, the biggest is his eyes. Mr. King, Mr. Howard...you have the wrong man.

I have to say that D. Craig would be able to pull it off. He has aged and weathered a bit since restarting Bond, and now looks craggy enough that Hollywood could make him look the part, i.e. old and weathered but still hard as nails. Moreover, we have heard him do enough different accents that we know he can sound the part too. His acting chops aren't in question. Obviously, he does have the eyes. I, personally, would still have preferred a relatively unknown actor over Craig or Elba (whom I agree is great but not right for the part) because huge Stars have too much baggage and take away from the character.
 

staropeace

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I agree about the casting. Thank goodness I do not watch tv or movies lol. I do not think Uncle Steve gives a darn if folks are not pleased. He is too old ( and too rich) to care. He is not going to be on a pity pot feeling sorry for himself cause his fans are vexed. His book....his choice. Welcome to our humble home.
 

Neesy

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Neesy

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I think Idris Elba will expose the Crimson Kings rabid lies because he cannot bide liars.
You may be right.

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