Katheryn Winnick to appear as female lead in 'The Dark Tower'?
Katheryn Winnick to appear as female lead in 'The Dark Tower'?Facebook / Katheryn Winnick

After years of dangling in production stage, "The Dark Tower" has finally got a production house with Sony and Media Rights Capital. Based on Stephen King's science-fiction/fantasy novel series of the same name, the movie will tell the quest of a "gunslinger" and his journey to a mysterious tower.

Recently, Variety reported that Katheryn Winnick, who rose to prominence with her role of Lagertha in historical drama TV series "Vikings," has joined the cast of the movie adaptation of "The Dark Tower" in an unknown role.

According to the website, Winnick might play the role of the female protagonist, Sussanah. However, as there have been no such official confirmation, she could be playing any other role as there are several female characters in the book series.

As "Vikings" fan know Winnick for her martial arts and fighting skills, there is a significant possibility that her role in the movie will also be somewhat of a warrior or a fighter. But, it has not been confirmed by the movie crew or the studios.

Besides Winnick, other cast members include Idris Elba as Roland Deschain/The Gunslinger, Matthew McConaughey as the antagonist Man in Black, Jackie Earle Haley as the vampire Sayre, Fran Kranz as Man in Black's right hand, Pimli, and Abby Lee of "Mad Max: Fury Road" fame as Tirana, a character that has been created exclusively for the movie and was not in any of the original books.

According to Collider, Lee's character has been described as "sexy and dangerous" and with "fake human skin and cold snake-like eyes."

The movie production is currently in progress in Cape Town and more details regarding the flick like the release date and new additions to the cast is expected to be revealed soon.