Kathryn Winnick The Dark Tower
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Katheryn Winnick, star of  History Channel’s “Vikings,” has found her next high-profile gig. Sources tell Variety the actress will join the cast of Sony and MRC’s adaptation of “The Dark Tower.”

Idris Elba stars in the adaptation of Stephen King’s book series alongside Matthew McConaughey and Tom Taylor.

Sony and MRC declined to comment.

Directed by Nikolaj Arcel, “The Dark Tower” arrives in theaters Feb. 17, 2017.

Production is currently underway on the dark fantasy tale.

The first installment in the series of books focuses on Roland Deschain (Elba), a.k.a. “The Gunslinger,” and his relationship with the younger Jake Chambers (Taylor). McConaughey plays the mysterious Man in Black character.

The first book, “The Gunslinger,” has already been adapted by Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner. Goldsman and Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Erica Huggins are producing the film. Pinkner is exec producer.

“Vikings” recently ended its fourth season with a fifth installment announced by History Channel. Winnick plays one of the co-leads, Lagertha, in the popular series.

The Canadian actress co-stars in the upcoming Warner Bros. feature “Geostorm” opposite Gerard Butler. Her other credits include “The Art of the Steal” and “Love and Other Drugs.”

She is repped by CAA, Alchemy Entertainment and attorney Jeff Bernstein.

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