According to Variety, Vikings star Katheryn Winnick has joined the cast of The Dark Tower, Sony’s adaptation of Stephen King’s book series. She’ll be joining Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Jackie Earle Haley, and Cabin In The Woods survivor Fran Kranz, but the Variety article doesn’t say who she’ll be playing or how big her role will be. Unfortunately, the casting for this project has been so scattered—what with a bunch of inconsequential villains being cast even though half of the main characters still haven’t been—so it’s nearly impossible to try and predict who Winnick will be playing.
Barring some pretty unexpected changes to the central group of heroes, though, we know she won’t be playing a good guy, so that pretty much just leaves her as another inconsequential villain. The fact that Sony didn’t announce who she’s playing right away might indicate that she’ll be someone a little more important, but there are still very few characters left in the books who would warrant any secrecy. Basically, trying to figure out what’s going on with the Dark Tower movie is about as pointless as trying to enter the Dark Tower itself without the legendary Horn Of Eld. (It’s a reference to the books, don’t worry about it.)