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.