20 Book-To-Movie Characters That Were Cast All Wrong

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Matthew McConaughey as Walter, The Dark Tower 

Sony Pictures Entertainment

The Dark Tower is a great series by Stephen King, but it made for a pretty terrible film. One of the worst parts? Casting Matthew McConaughey as Walter Padick or The Man in Black. King describes this villain, named Randall Flagg in the novels, as a practiced sorcerer and demon, a devoted servant of the dark who can see the future, communicate with the dead and control others.  He aims to become a god and destroy the world. We love to see the How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days actor in an all black suit, but he doesn’t quite capture the essence of someone hellbent on destruction even if it involves taking on numerous identities. He lacked the serious and terrifying evil that the Carrie author is so fascinated with.

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