‘Vikings’ Star Katheryn Winnick Joins ‘The Dark Tower’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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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  1. Only discovered Vikings a few weeks back. As a Northman descendant I am hooked. From 7 years old (now 62) I believed in the Old Gods. Thor has been my lifelong deity! As I have been watching pirated episodes just finished season 4. Cannot wait to see how Bjorn (Ironsides) and Ivor (the Boneless) develop as the history books report! Sad, very sad to witness the insidious, smiley creeping christianity.

  2. Dave says:

    Season 4 just had a mid-season finale, season continues in September.

  3. Mike says:

    I’m guessing she’s Allie in Tull. She’s too old for Susan Delgado. And for trivia fans, Katheryn was one of the women McConaughey bedded and dumped in Failure to Launch.

  4. Ange Billman says:

    What a smart move in casting this film! Katheryn is as talented as an actor as she is beautiful. Congratulations to the studio and the producers.

  5. pghrob says:

    Can’t wait to see her as Odetta (rolling eyes)

  6. Margaret says:

    I am guessing she is either going to be one of the two women Roland interacts with in Tull. The Tull flashback is a pretty integral part of the story.

  7. Tarzombie says:

    I’m assuming she’s playing Susan Delgado

  8. left1 says:

    let me guess she will be the love interest

    they made the white male character black so of course they have to make the black female character white to push their race mixing agenda

    • Tmay says:

      What love interest? There’s only one black character that has a love story, and it isn’t with Roland. Did you read the books? You’re manufacturing outrage.

  9. ummmmmmm says:

    Great actress, but which role is she cast in? Susannah’s entire backstory hinges on her being black… so am I to believe there are no available black actresses for this role??

  10. guy says:

    Katheryn may be great, but unfortunately the script is an awful mess that has little to do with its source material. She and the rest of her talented cast have an uphill battle salvaging this thing.

  11. Katherine Gerlach says:

    I can’t wait to see this movie! Way to go to Katheryn for landing her next great gig. She’s so fierce and can hold her own with any male lead in Hollywood.

  12. Melita says:

    Such an amazing female role model – strong and beautiful! Can’t wait to see more of her!

  13. Jarid Holliday says:

    Vikings recently ended the 1st Half** of it’s fourth season, not the entirety of the season. 2nd half picks back up next fall.

  14. Eviatar says:

    Ah! So excited! Can’t wait!

  15. Tptcd251 says:

    Very cool! Congrats to Kat!

  16. presta2016 says:

    Very good news ! She will be perfect as usual !

  17. Jason Rabold says:

    Such amazing news… Katheryn is such a talent in the industry and beautiful human being!! This film is truly made better with her addition to it’s cast! #TeamKatheryn

  18. hagerrezguihotmailcom says:

    One of the most beautiful and talented actress ! I’m so happy and excited to see her in a new production !

  19. schoemaecker says:

    Amazing news ! Kathreryn is symply the best there is ! #TeamKatheryn

  20. Matthew Shiver says:

    Love her in Vikings! Looking forward to seeing her on the big screen playing in this adaptation of my favorite book.

  21. Sam says:

    Very exciting! She was amazing in Vikings and I am excited to see her in this new role and with such an amazing cast.

  22. stephane says:

    She is one of the best actress I’ve ever seen. Gonna be unbelievable to see her in a great movie! I can’t wait to see her in this role ..

  23. Joe says:

    Wow! Can’t wait to see her in this role. She’s amazing on Vikings.

  24. Ada Matasovski says:

    Love this! She’s so talented and is going to be a huge star! Can’t wait to see her in tons of more movie roles.

  25. Lucky says:

    there isn’t a better cast member for this film as she is super talented and will do great in this film,! Looking forward to the outcome. Go Winnick!

  26. JM says:

    She’s a total star! Love her in Vikings!

  27. Nath says:

    Such an amazing cast…
    Katheryn is the most underrated actress, great to see her part of this. She definitely deserves to be there!

  28. Rosie says:

    She is amaziiiing! Love you Lagertha <3

  29. Indy D says:

    So exciting. Such a talented actress. Makes me want to see this film even more now. All my faves in one film. Go Katheryn! She’s brilliant.

  30. Frank says:

    Katheryn is the best there is today!! Such a great news that she will be in this movie!

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