Javier Bardem is loosely attached to star as Roland Deschain in the Stephen King adaptation, although it depends on his availability.
The producer is still searching for a studio home to finance the movie trilogy, but the miniseries will air on the pay cable network.
Producer Brian Grazer reveals that director Ron Howard is seeking independent financing for this multi-platform project based on Stephen King's Roland Deschain novel series.
The studio pulls out of the massive multi-platform project that consists of a theatrical trilogy and two TV seasons.
Director Ron Howard said the actor, 'has shown a great deal of interest' although he is not confirmed to play Roland Deschain yet.
Universal Pictures is not dropping the project, but is trying to trim the budget on this massive three-picture adaptation of Stephen King's novel series.
Although the multi-platform project is still officially moving forward, questions about the budget have arisen.
Rumors prevail after months of speculation. Ron Howard officially casts the leading role of the highly anticipated adaptation.
The Battlestar Galactica scribe will executive produce and pen the NBC TV series set to debut after the first theatrical movie.
The actor will play Roland Deschain in Ron Howard's highly-anticipated adaptation of the Stephen King novel series.
Producer Brian Grazer reveals that the actor wants to play Roland Deschain, though he hasn't officially signed on.
The Oscar-nominated Biutiful star hasn't entered into talks for Ron Howard's trilogy based on Stephen King's novel series.
The Dark Knight Rises star is the front-runner to portray this roaming adventurer in Ron Howard's adaptation of Stephen King's novel series.
The actress may take the female lead in Ron Howard's upcoming opus, but she doesn't appear until the second book.
The actor is said to be in the front running for Ron Howard's mammoth Stephen King adaptation.
The director discusses his approach in bringing this Stephen King novel series to life.
Universal Pictures has set several other release dates including The Bourne Legacy, Snow White and the Huntsman, Larry Crowne and more.
The horror author reveals his thoughts on Ron Howard's upcoming adaptation.
The Stephen King novels will be produced by Universal Pictures, with Akiva Goldsman set to write the first movie and a TV series based on the franchise.